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PhD and Postdoc positions at the Center for NanoScience

The Center for NanoScience announces several open fully-funded PhD and postdoc positions at LMU and TU Munich. All positions offer excellent re­search and training conditions within the stimulating scientific environment of the Center for NanoScience, the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion and the Munich Quantum Valley.

Find out more about tuition fees, salary, housing, degrees, etc. here.

Applications by researchers with handicap will be considered with priority under equal conditions. We welcome applications from female candidates. These are full-time positions. The possibility of part-time and flexible working hours will be considered.

Application deadline: February 7, 2022, 12:00 (noon) CET. Please note that incomplete applications and applications which are not submitted in due time will not be considered.

PhD and postdoc projects

Open PhD positions

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of materials for energy conversion
Prof. Knut Müller-Caspary, Chemistry Department, LMU Munich

Low-dose multidimensional Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of light and soft matter
Prof. Knut Müller-Caspary, Chemistry Department, LMU Munich

Characterisation of Nanostructures in Quantum Technology by multidimensional Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Prof. Knut Müller-Caspary, Chemistry Department, LMU Munich

Theoretical physics/biophysics: Self-assembly of biomolecular adhesion systems
Prof. Benedikt Sabass, Faculty of Physics and Deptmt. of Veterinary Science, LMU Munich

Theoretical physics/biophysics: how parasites hijack immune cells
Prof. Benedikt Sabass, Faculty of Physics and Deptmt. of Veterinary Science, LMU Munich

DNA origami nanoarrays for multiplexed single-molecule experiments
Prof. Tim Liedl, Physics Department, LMU Munich

Multicolor 3D Orbital Tracking Microscopy in vivo or Generation of Lipid Nanorafts
Prof. Don Lamb, Chemistry Department, LMU Munich

Origins of pattern formation in cell biology: High resolution structural and mechanical studies on motor proteins
Prof. Claudia Veigel, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich

Open postdoctoral positions

Technology of Superconducting Qubit Devices
Prof. Marc Tornow, TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Theoretical physics/biophysics
Prof. Benedikt Sabass, Faculty of Physics and Deptmt. of Veterinary Science, LMU Munich

SFB1032 Short Term Graduate Scholarships in theoretical biophysics
Computational model for the growth of closed shells: how can self-assembled shapes be conserved during growth?

Prof. Ulrich Gerland, TUM Physics Department

Signalling active matter
Prof. Erwin Frey, LMU Physics Department

Application procedure

Registration
In order to apply online, you have to register first. You will then be able to enter your applications details. 

PhD and postdoc projects
In your application, you have to select one project that you are most interested in. You can also select a second, alternative project. The available projects are listed on this website. 

Letters of recommendation

  • For your application, you must provide contact details and an email address for two referees.
  • The online application tool will generate an automatic e-mail request to your referees, but only after you have filled in and submitted your application. They will be asked to follow a link in the e-mail and to fill in the evaluation form online.
  • Please note that recommendation letters have to be submitted by February 10, 2022!
  • Make sure that your referees have enough time to submit the recommendation by the deadline
  • Other forms of reference letters (mail, PDF) will not be accepted 
  • Monitor the status of your recommendation letters under "Progress" in the "Application" menu

Timeline 2022

  • February 7, 2022 at 12:00 (noon) CET: Deadline for online applications
  • February 10, 2022 at 12:00 (noon) CET: Deadline for recommendation letters
  • March 1, 2022 (or earlier): Communication of decisions about refusal or invitation to the interview phase
  • March 2022, date tba: Interview workshop for selected candidates (online)
  • March-April 2022: Communication of decisions about refusal or acceptance
  • May-October 2022: Start of PhD or postdoc (depending on the individual projects)

Please refer to our Initiates file downloadguide to applicants for more detailed information.

Requirements

For PhD positions
- holding a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in either the field of physics, chemistry or life sciences
- preparing for a Master's degree in one of the above named fields to be completed no later than two months before the start of the project OR hold a master's degree or equivalent
- excellent grades
- a very good command of the English language
- strong scientific motivation
- high interest in interdisciplinary research

For postdoc positions
- holding or preparing for a PhD or Dr. rer. nat. in a related subject
- high-quality publications
- strong scientific motivation
- high interest in interdisciplinary research