Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
(Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Institute) 

The “NMR Signal Enhancement Group” (Dr. Stefan Glöggler) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry invites applications for a

PhD student for heterogeneous catalysis and hyperpolarization

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student who will synthesize and apply heterogeneous catalysts for the signal enhancement (hyperpolarization) of NMR experiments utilizing para-hydrogen (S. Glöggler et al. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 54, 2452-2456,2015; S. Glöggler et al. Chem. Commun. 52, 605-608, 2016; N. N. Jarenwattananon et al. Nature 502, 537-540, 2013). He/she should have a strong background in synthetic chemistry with a focus on catalysis, preferably with interest in nanostructured catalysts. Knowledge of NMR methods is desirable.

We offer an international and highly productive and innovative working atmosphere and provide state-of-the-art NMR equipment and collaboration possibilities especially with the “Institute for Biostructural Imaging of Neurodegeneration“ (BIN).

The position is to be filled by February 2017. The successful applicant will receive a salary according to the funding guidelines for young researchers of the Max Planck Society.

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.
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Interested candidates should send their applications (application deadline: 30.09.2016) via e-mail with reference to “PhD student for heterogeneous catalysis and hyperpolarization”, including two letters of recommendation send under separate cover, to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
NMR Signal Enhancement Group
Dr. Stefan Glöggler
Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen