PhD or post-doc position

Tip Induced Redox Chemistry and Synthesis

Ref. 2021_043

We offer a PhD candidate position or a post doctoral fellowship. The main objective is to explore on-surface synthesis by atom manipulation, that is, deliberately forming and breaking bonds between individual molecules using the tip of a combined scanning tunneling microscope (STM) and atomic force microscope (AFM), in particular on insulating surfaces. Novel molecules and molecular networks will be created and studied by ultra-high resolution STM and AFM. Charge attachment and transfer in the systems created will be studied.

The start-date for this position is between 1 January and 1 June 2022.

Applicants are expected to hold a master's degree or PhD in Physics or a related field and be fluent in English (written and spoken). Beneficial but not mandatory for this job is expertise in ultra-high vacuum systems, scanning probe microscopy and density functional theory calculations. We are looking for candidates with excellent general knowledge in physics and surface science.


IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

How to apply

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