please find below the announcement of a PhD position in my group at the
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitšt, Frankfurt, Germany.
PhD Position - Ultrafast 2D-IR Spectroscopy in Chemical Catalysis
Femtosecond two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2D-IR) employs a
sequence of ultrashort infrared laser pulses to measure couplings and
correlations between vibrations of different parts of a molecule.
Short-lived molecular species, which are out of reach for conventional
techniques such as NMR, can be detected by 2D-IR and their structure and
dynamics can be analyzed.
In our group you will develop and apply femtosecond 2D-IR techniques to
investigate the structure and dynamics of short-lived species that are
of prime importance for molecular recognition and advanced chemical
catalysis. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with
organic chemists with the goal to understand and develop novel types of
catalysts that combine concepts of molecular recognition and
supramolecular chemistry with enzyme-like catalytic activity.
We are offering a fully funded position for a PhD student in our group
at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Frankfurt, Germany.
We are looking for a talented researcher with an active attitude, an
accurate way of working, and excellent communicative and collaborative
skills. As our new group member you should have (or be about to obtain)
a degree in Chemistry, Physics or a closely related subject, be
enthusiastic about expe-rimental research, and ideally have a background
in one or more of the following fields: physical chemistry, organic
chemistry, lasers, nonlinear optics, infrared spectroscopy, femtosecond
spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Bredenbeck,
[log in to unmask]) and have a look at our home page
(http://www.biophys.uni-frankfurt.de/~bredenbeck). Applications should
be send by email, including a cover letter, your CV, and names and
ad-dresses of two referees who would write a letter of recommendation.
Prof. Dr. Jens Bredenbeck
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University
Institute of Biophysics
Tel. +49 69 798 46428 (office)
+49 69 798 46424 (lab)
Fax: +49 69 798 46423
email: [log in to unmask]
Sekretariat: Karin Lill
Tel. +49 69 798 46410
Fax. +49 69 798 46423
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