Hamburg, Germany
Date Posted
20 Mar 2024

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PhD Project
University of Hamburg

Ultrafast structural dynamics in microfluidic geometries

Hamburg, Germany
20 Mar 2024

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Position Description

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School: Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Department: Physics/Chemistry
Seminar/Institute: Cluster of Excellence: “The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging” (CUI)

The Universität Hamburg invites applications for a
Research Associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in)
for the following project: “Ultrafast Structure Determination in Liquids” (areas C1,C2)) within the federal excellence cluster “Center for Ultrafast Imaging” (CUI) and will be conducted in collaboration with other CUI-members.

The position calls for 19.5 hours per week and is remunerated at the 13 TV-L salary level. A time limited contract will be offered with a maximum duration of 3 years. The short-term nature of this contract is based upon § 2 of the Academic Short-term Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvetragsgesetz).

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with Hamburg’s Higher Education Act (HmbHG).

Duties include academic services for the above project. Research associates also have an opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctor- al dissertation obtained within the framework of the project may be used for the dissertation.

Area(s) of responsibility:
Within this research project the applicant investigates the ultrafast structural dynam- ics of complex fluids and nucleation and growth of nanoparticles. This involves the development of advanced microfluidic systems and performing time-resolved X-ray scattering experiments at free electron lasers (XFEL) and synchrotron radiation beamlines. The combination of modern lithography-based microfluidics, high-speed video microscopy, finite element CFD-simulations and X-ray scattering allows great sample control under predictable and highly reproducible conditions. These are key elements for studying the formation of transient clusters in complex fluids or the very early stages during nanoparticle syntheses.

A university degree in (physical) chemistry, nanoscience, physics, (chemical) engi- neering or a related field. Experience in microfluidics, nanoparticle synthesis and/or X-ray scattering would be highly beneficial.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non- disabled applicants.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, relevant publica- tions (if available) and copies of degree certificate(s). The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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