Highly sensitive X-ray spectroscopy
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Reference No. FG 2019/14The Department Highly sensitive X-ray spectroscopyis looking for PhD student/doctoral researcher (f/m/d) (M.Sc. in Physics or Chemistry) for cryogenic gas-phase XAS and XMCD studies of transition metal coordination entities TasksOur department, in cooperation with Universität Freiburg, offers a PhD student/doctoral research position at our location in Berlin-Adlershof, for research on the topic:
’Effect of the ligand shell on the electronic structure of the metal center with gradual coordination of transition metal ions in coordinatively unsaturated and coordinatively saturated ligand complexes ’
The focus of the work consists in clarifying the influence of ligands on spin states, electronic configuration, and binding of metal centers in gas-phase coordination entities and clusters. For the preparation of these complexes, we use methods such as magnetron sputtering, gas-phase ion chemistry, and electrospray ionization. The mass-selected samples are mainly examined in a cryogenic ion trap. The candidate will work closely with a team of scientific staff and doctoral students of the department as well as in cooperation with renowned working groups.
RequirementsWe are seeking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in new methods of experimental x-ray spectroscopy of gas-phase atomic, molecular, and cluster ions. To qualify for this position, the candidates should hold or have
a recent M.Sc. degree in physics, chemistry or a related fieldexpertise with experimental work in one or more of the following: RF ion traps, time-of-flight mass spectrometry, RF multipole ion guides, metal ion sources, electrospray ionization, gas-phase ion chemistry, cryogenics, metal clusters, high vacuum, transition metal complexes ideally have gained experience with x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy, or resonant inelastic x-ray scattering at synchrotron radiation sources or free-electron lasers the ability and willingness to perform cutting-edge research in international teams and to participate in beam times, which also includes occasional night shifts or weekend working hours Further Information Prof. Dr. Tobias Lau+49 30 8062 email@example.com Closing Date: 31.10.2019 apply