Research Assistant/Associate

Electrochemical Modulation of Interfaces



Felix Plamper


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Institut fr Physikalische Chemie IPC

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The Ph.D. student should be able to work in a demanding but also inspiring research environment. The student should be willing to apply his knowledge on the synthesis of advanced polymer structures. Most important, the student is asked to acquaint oneself with the modern experimental techniques used in electrochemistry and colloidal and interfacial chemistry: hence, the student should be motivated to learn about the properties of complex soft matter at interfaces.

Your responsibilities

The candidate should be interested in applying controlled polymerization techniques for the synthesis of block copolymers. The main focus will be laid on their interaction with interfaces and the investigation of an electrochemical stimulus on the interfacial properties. Interface characterization methods like scanning force microscopy will be applied in conjunction with interface-related scattering methods. Aim will be the understanding of the structure-property relationships. This will finally allow the preparation of advanced polymeric formulations for applications e.g. in the facilitated workup during the catalytic production of industrial products.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and for 3 years.
This is a part-time position (50% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees). 2/3 position possible.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:31.10.2017
Mailing Address:Felix Plamper
Institut fr Physikalische Chemie
RWTH Aachen University
Landoltweg 2
52056 Aachen
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