Open Positions

If you are interested in working with us as PhD student or postdoc, please send us your application by e-mail. Applicants from physical chemistry, physics or biophysics with a strong background in optical spectroscopy are encouraged to apply.
We offer different projects for Bachelor and Master thesis work for chemistry students. Please drop by during office hours or approach us in class.

Position for PhD student

Reference number: AN/324/19
Deadline: December 3, 2019
We offer a position for a PhD student working in the area of plasmon enhanced spectroscopy with an emphasis on multiphoton excitation (e.g., surface enhanced hyper Raman scattering). Candidates with a background in spectroscopy are encouraged to apply.
Prerequisites: M.Sc. in physical or analytical chemistry, biophysics, physics or related. Knowledge in optical spectroscopy, if possible experience with optical experiments, knowledge in data analysis, basic programming skills (e.g., MatLab, R, Python).
Link to the official advertisement by HU (in German)

Fellowship for PhD student working in the area of SERS

The Einstein Center of Catalysis EC2 offers several three-years scholarships, application deadline January 15, 2020.
This call features a project on monitoring enzymes by SERS hosted by our laboratory (project 3, Kneipp/Arenz).
EC2 is a Berlin-wide graduate program linked to the Excellence Cluster
UniSysCat (Unifying Concepts in Catalysis).
for projects visit
For more information on project 3, please contact us prior to application:

Position for postdoctoral researcher (physicist) (collaboration with HZB-BESSY)

Reference number: DR/191/19
Deadline: December 3, 2019

Link to the official advertisement by HU and project description (in English)
Implementation of a new optical setup at IRIS THz/infrared beamline of synchrotron BESSY (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) in the BMBF research project ‘Connecting Scales in Vibrational Imaging: Synchrotron Microscopy Station for Spatial-, Temporal and Polarization-Resolved Spectroscopy (SyMS)’.
A completed degree in physics with a doctoral degree with specialization in optics, photonics or closely related areas; a strong theoretical background in optics and photonics; experience in building of optical setup is required; experience in near field microscopy/spectroscopy, Raman scattering and/or synchrotron based infrared measurements; experience with a scattering-type SNOM (s-SNOM) is desired.
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