Postdoctoral Fellow - Physicist or Physical Chemist in Magnetic Resonanc (f/m/d)

Job Code: 52-23

Job Offer from October 24, 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is a leading international research institute of exceptional scientific breadth. With more than 40 research groups and some 1,000 employees from over 50 nations, it is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society.

The research group for Magnetic Resonance Signal Enhancement (Dr. Stefan Glöggler) invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d)
- Physicist or Physical Chemist in Magnetic Resonance -

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc who is interest in the field of spin physics and hyperpolarization. We have recently discovered interesting spin effects in iron-based complexes  ( upon interaction with para-hydrogen and are planning to gain deeper insights into mechanisms that play a role during the hydrogen activation.

The candidate should have a strong background in physics or physical chemistry or related disciplines and experience in nuclear magnetic resonance and spin physics.

Postdoc candidates hold a PhD degree in physics or physical chemistry or related disciplines. The initial appointment for Postdocs is two years with possibilities for extension.

What you will be doing

  • Investigating the spin physics of iron-based complexes in connection with para-hydrogen
  • Performing high field spectroscopy experiments up to 1.2 GHz
  • Collaborating with our partners from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute in Marburg

What we offer

  • High-impact emerging field of research
  • State of the art equipment and infrastructure
  • Interesting and varied work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • A wide range of offers to help you balance work and family life: on-campus kindergarten places including
    vacation care, parent-child offices, etc.
  • Further training opportunities and language courses
  • Spacious cafeteria with a wide range of meals plus an espresso bar
  • Health management: free fitness and yoga room, sports groups, course offerings for a "moving break"
  • Initiatives for sustainability and a green environment with a new biotope

Payment and benefits are based on the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund) guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Please submit your application including cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts, publication record and two contacts for letters of reference preferably via E-Mail as a single PDF file to

Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Research Group “NMR Signal Enhancement”
Herrn Dr. Stefan Glöggler
Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen

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