Postdoc Position in Molecular Physics / Astrophysics / Cluster Physics / Physical Chemistry in Dopfer group at TU Berlin, Germany

The predominantly experimental research of our group involves the laser spectroscopic, mass spectrometric, and quantum chemical investigation of molecules, radicals, ions, clusters, and nanostructures in the gas phase, with strong relevance to a broad range of interdisciplinary topics ranging from materials science to biophysics, catalysis, astrochemistry, environmental chemistry, and plasma physics. More details of our research activities and a list of publications are avaialble at:
Available state-of-the-art equipment includes a variety of pulsed and tuneable IR and UV lasers, several ion sources and cryogenic rf-traps, 
as well as several types of tandem mass spectrometers. The group is also strongly involved in international collaborations with groups in Japan, France, Italy, UK, Netherlands, and has been a regular user of the IR free electron laser facilities CLIO (France), FELIX (Netherlands), and more recently the FHI-FEL (Berlin).
Qualified candidates hold a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or related fields with a strong publication record and have ideally already some initial postdoctoral experience (all in experimental science) which is not substantially longer than 5 years.
The successful candidate will be involved in supervising PhD and undergraduate students, will take high responsibility for several existing research projects, and will be strongly involved in developing new research directions (i.e. writing proposals). The position is ideal for candidates who are pursuing an academic career (with possibility for Habilitation) by developing also their own research interests. The position is funded by TU Berlin and thus involves also teaching duties in the area of Experimental Physics (mostly Molecular Physics) either in German or in English.
Experience in several of the following fields is mandatory:
(1) laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, ion sources and traps, cluster science
(2) vacuum techniques, optics, data acquisition, construction of apparatus
(3) writing of publications, reports, and proposals
(4) strong communication and presentation skills
Interested and highly qualified candidates are encouraged to send their application (in a single pdf file) to Prof. Otto Dopfer (, including a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), a statement of qualifications relevant for the position (max. 1 page), a statement of research interests (max. 1 page) as well as names and complete addresses of two referees. 
Evaluation of the applications will begin at December 15 (2023) and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is as soon as possible but this is negotiable to some extent.
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