Research Associate/Postdoc in THz Spectroscopy (m/f/x) job with TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN (TU DRESDEN)

AT TU Dresden, the center of excellence “Physics of life” (PoL) offers a position in the Junior Research Group Physico-Chemistry of Biomolecular Condensates like

Associate/Postdoc Researcher in THz Spectroscopy (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification, employees are paid according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

departure as soon as possible. The position is initially limited to 2 years. The duration of employment is governed by the law on fixed-term research contracts (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility of obtaining an additional academic qualification

The Cluster of Excellence PoL ( is an interdisciplinary research center for biology, biophysics and computer science, which is funded by the German Foundation for research (DFG) and offers a wide range of support structures. You will be part of the DRESDEN-concept research group on the physical chemistry of biomolecular condensates, a joint group between PoL and the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR), and will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The mission of the group is to study the structural and dynamic properties of solvents in aqueous solutions of proteins with state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques. We are looking for independent, passionate and motivated candidates to lead a project applying THz spectroscopy to study solvent dynamics in biomolecular condensates.

Tasks: You will lead the development and application of THz spectroscopy to probe solvent dynamics in aqueous protein solutions. You will be responsible for data collection and analysis, as well as data interpretation. You will participate in writing project proposals for the application of beam time experiments. You will participate in the mentoring of Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate students.

Requirements: A university and a doctorate in chemistry, biochemistry or physics (or related fields) are required. Previous experience with ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy techniques, and nonlinear optics is desired. Experience in aqueous solutions, soft matter or biological systems is a plus but not necessary. Experience in programming languages ​​such as LabView, Python, Matlab or Wolfram will be considered positive.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ellen Adams ([email protected]).

What we offer: We offer an interdisciplinary and international research environment of high level and visibility with stimulating projects on various research topics. You will be part of a collaborative community at PoL, the Dresden campus and HZDR. We offer the opportunity to learn project management skills, team leader skills and teaching skills. Terms of employment include a comprehensive comprehensive benefits package and state rate pay for civil servants (TV-L).

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same goes for people with disabilities.

Please submit your full application, including a cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for this position, a summary of your past research achievements, a CV including a list of your publications and a copy of the certificate of your highest university degree through March 1, 2022 (the stamped arrival date of the central mail service of the university applies) preferably by e-mail in a single PDF document via the SecureMail portal of TU Dresden, https://securemail.tu-dresden. from to [email protected] (subject ‘Research associate in THz spectroscopy’) or by post to: TU Dresden, Exzellenzcluster „Physik des Lebens”, Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe Physikalische Chemie Biomolekularer Kondensate, Frau Dr. Ellen Adams, Arnoldstr. 18, 01307 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Costs incurred to attend interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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