Universität zu Köln

PhD Position (f/m/d)

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07.09.2020 - 07:30
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The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The research activities of the Physical Chemistry Institute are at the boundary between chemistry, physics, and materials science, and are concerned with the relationship between molecular/nanoscale structure and the resulting physical properties of functional materials.
The research group of Dr. Sabrina Disch has a focus on the magnetic properties of nanoparticles and self-organized nanostructures using neutron scattering techniques as a principal characterization tool.


Your Tasks

  • synthesize magnetic nanoparticles using wet-chemical techniques (thermal decomposition)
  • analyze structural and magnetic properties of nanoparticles
  • carry out and evaluate X-ray and neutron scattering experiments at external facilities
  • participate in the development of the project and contribute ideas
  • present and discuss results in seminars and at conferences
  • publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals    



Your Profile


  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, or a closely related field
  • Background in nanoparticle synthesis
  • Experience in X-ray/neutron scattering techniques
  • Computational skills or willingness to learn will be beneficial 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English


Contact person
Ms Sabrina Disch
50931 Köln
E-mail address

Type of employment


Weitere Informationen

Institute / Institution
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Period of employment
by arrangement


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