Vacancy No. 647/2022

Research Associate (f/m/d) (Physicist / Chemist/Material Science)

Part time 67%

Job description

As part of a science project, you will synthesize 1D vdW bilayers and heterostructures with a defined Moiré pattern (controlled by chirality selection) of the constituent walls. To do this, use structurally well-defined single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) to anneal the growth of inner and outer walls of carbon or boron nitride. In this way, you will gain new insights into the role of the inner/outer wall in defining the atomic structure of its counterpart and a study of controllable moiré patterns in 1D nanostructures will be possible. Furthermore, you will investigate optical and electronic coupling between structurally defined walls by measuring spectral shifts relative to single-walled species in photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy, and by performing electronic measurements at low temperature to investigate new phenomena such as superconductivity.

Alongside your position as researcher, there is the opportunity to obtain a PhD degree.

Personal qualification

You have a university degree (Diplom (Uni) / Master) in physical chemistry, organic chemistry or materials science and are already experienced with carbon nanotubes as well as characterization by atomic force microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, absorption spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Knowledge and experience with tube furnaces and high temperature syntheses is desirable.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)

Starting date


Contract duration

limited to 3 years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Benjamin S. Flavel,


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 647/2022 .
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Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.