Open Positions 1
Time Span 01 Mar 2022 for 3 years
Application Deadline 20 Feb 2022
Type of Position
PhD - Individual Supervisor
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Material Science / Physical Chemistry
Description The Department of Colloids Chemistry (Director Prof. Dr. M.
Antonietti) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in
Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for
the position of PhD student (m/f/d).
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of materials
science who is passionate about both physical chemistry and nanoscale
characterization of materials. The candidate should have a degree in
Chemistry/Materials Science/Physics or closely related fields, with a strong
background and interests in transmission electron microscopy and/or
The PhD student will study fundamental aspects of the formation,
transformation and self-organization of different carbon-based materials and
colloidal systems applying advanced scanning transmission electron microscopy
techniques both ex-situ and under external stimuli (e.g. temperature,
electric current, etc.). The main goal is to study the chemistry and local
structure transformations at the atomic scale and to give nanoscale insight on
the physical properties of studied materials.
The position is available from March 2022 with the flexible starting date in
To submit your candidature please send an email to:
email@example.com, with subject PhDTEM – Name, Surname, with
attached a PDF version of your CV and a brief cover letter.
Please send us your application in English until the 20th of February 2022.
The candidate CV will be evaluated internally and the selected candidates will
be invited for an interview. After the interview candidates will receive an
email with the final decision.
The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and
Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry Department, electron microscopy group led by Dr.
habil. Nadja Tarakina (https: // www. mpikg.mpg.de/electron-microscopy).
The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome
applications from all backgrounds. The Max-Planck Society is committed to
increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and
therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
For further information about the Institute see https: // www. mpikg.mpg.de/.
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
More Information https: // www. mpg.de/18148393/phd-student-colloids-