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3 year PhD position in the rheology of polymers at RWTH Aachen university

Institute of Physical Chemistry

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About the Project

A 36 month PhD position, funded by the DFG is available at the department of Physical Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University under the supervision of Prof. Walter Richtering and Dr. Carlos G. Lopez. The project involves the study of polyelectrolyte dynamics in supercooled liquids.

Your Profile:

Applicants should hold a Master’s Degree (or comparable) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline. The position is open to people of any nationality, knowledge of German is not required. Candidates should have good skills in spoken and written English, and are expected to contribute towards teaching throughout their degree. Prior experience with either rheology and/or scattering methods is advantageous but not required.

Your Duties and Responsibilities:

Polyelectrolytes are polymers bearing charged groups along their backbone, which include important molecules such as DNA and other naturally occurring polymers (xanthan gum, hyaluronic acid etc.). Your work will focus on studying their dynamics using rheological and scattering methods. The use of super-cooled solvents will allow you to slow down the dynamics of polyelectrolytes in solution, and therefore measure fast relaxation processes that are usually not accessible with conventional rheological techniques.

What We Offer:
The successful candidate will be employed as a regular employee.
The position is to be filled by 01.10.2020 for 3 years.
The standard weekly hours will be 26 . and 33 minutes.
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 welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender.
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.
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For more details, please contact:

Dr. Carlos G. Lopez
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94720
Email: [Email Address Removed]

Further information can be found on our website:

Please send your application (CV, cover letter and two references) by July 13, 2020 via email to [Email Address Removed].

or by post to:

RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie II und Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Dr. Carlos G. Lopez
Landoltweg 2
52074 Aachen
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