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Students and PhD/Post-Doc positions

B.Sc./M.Sc. Theses and Research Practicals:

During a research practical, a variety of spectroscopic methods can be used to measure paramegnetic compounds. The obtained data is then analysed. Research practicals are also available for modelling and simulation of previously gathered data.

The van Slageren group offers the following topics for Bachelor's and Master's Theses, and Research Practicals:

Supervisor: Dennis Schäfter

Goal: Development of novel complex systems with long coherence times that allow a further functionalisation for the synthesis of quantum gates.

Supervisor: Mario Winkler

Goal: Determination of the magnetic structure of an iron compound in its oxidised paramagnetic form as an exemplary catalyst.


Supervisor: Mario Winkler

Goal: Determination of the electronic and magnetic structure of iron containing compounds with Mössbauer spectroscopy.


Supervisor: Dennis Schäfter

Goal: Synthesis of a building block for the fabrication of a quantum bit system with long coherence times that enable the use of the system as a quantum gate.

If you are interested in doing a research practical or writing a B.Sc. or M.Sc. Thesis in the van Slageren group, please directly contact Prof. Joris van Slageren.

PhD and Post-Doc Positions

Do you need to be a genius to work in the molecular nanomagnetism group? Well, it doesn't hurt, of course, but it is not necessary. What is required and what will be expected of you if you work in the group are the following: initiative, critical thought, and perseverance. Perhaps the most important quality you should have is scientific curiosity. Please don't hesitate to contact us about a position before applying. PhD positions are for 3-4 years, Post-Doc positions for the time indicated. What we offer:

  • Access to state of the art spectrometers and magnetometers.
  • The opportunity to tackle exciting contemporary challenges in science.
  • A stimulating international environment with outstanding facilities and support.
  • Ample funding, and possibilities to visit laboratories and conferences abroad.

Any job application requires the following:

  • A curriculum vitae that states date of birth and education, including thesis subjects, and the names and addresses of two academic referees.
  • A motivation of interest: Why are you applying?
  • To apply for a PhD position you should have a good first degree and you should include a list of courses including grades.

Current Vacancies

Post-Doc Position

Joris van Slageren
Prof. Dr.

Joris van Slageren


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