Opening For Postdoc: Saarbruecken, Germany

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoc: Saarbruecken, Germany

 The Structure Formation Division at INM investigates new routes to functional materials. We investigate the colloidal processes of and develop coating techniques that provide control over the structure formation in soft engineering materials. Our research is based on well-defined building blocks – nanoparticles, polymers, surfactants – that we combine and observe the formation of materials in situ. We are looking for a motivated scientist to join our team.
Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) is one of our most important probes for the structure of particle-polymer composite materials. For example, in the BMBF-funded project NanoSPEKT, we develop anisotropic metal-polymer composites that combine optical transparency, mechanical flexibility, and electrical conductivity. SAXS reveals anisotropies and hierarchical structures that we compare to electron micrographs and light scattering. The group recently acquired a laboratory-scale SAXS setup with the possibility for in situ testing of material properties and material synthesis during the scattering experiment. We seek a Postdoctoral Associate who will be in charge of this instrument, oversee its application on structured nanocomposites, and organize complementary synchrotron SAXS sessions.
If you are a PhD with previous experience in SAXS and interested in our work, please apply. Your background could be in physics, chemistry, material science, or a related field. Experience in SAXS data analysis is required. We promote the professional opportunities of women and strongly encourage them to apply. Please submit your application as soon as possible and before January 30th, 2015. We are a dynamic, interdisciplinary team and look forward to working with you.
INM-Leibniz-Institute for New Materials
Dr. Tobias Kraus
Structure Formation Group
Campus D2 2
66123 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49-681-9300-389
Fax: +49-681-9300-279
Project NanoSPEKT is funded by the German Ministry for Research and Education in the NanoMatFutur programme.
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