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Undergraduate projects and PhD/Post-Doc positions

B.Sc./M.Sc. Theses and Research Projects (Uni Stuttgart students only):

During a thesis or research project, you will carry out physical measurements using a variety of spectroscopic, magnetometric or transport methods mostly on paramagnetic systems. You will then evaluate and analyze the obtained data. Additionally your project may contain elements of synthesis and characterization, as well as of theory and modelling, depending on your preferences.

For further information, talk to any group member, or contact Prof. Joris van Slageren directly.

Please scroll down for a non-exclusive list of potential topics.

We have a limited number of places, so please fill in the form below, if you are interested and we will make assignments in June and December of each year.

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Supervisor: Jonathan Wischnat

Goal: Design and synthesis of organic radicals with photoactive moieties towards potentially switchable qubit systems. Examination of the magnetic and optical properties and structural variation to finetune the properties as necessary.

Supervisor: Mario Winkler

Goal: Immobilisation of organic radicals into a porous structure and examination of the change of the electronic structure resulting from the immobilisation as well as the interactions with the pore wall.

Supervisor: Dominik Bloos

Goal: Synthesis and functionalization of the novel 2D-material graphdiyne for quantum electronics.

Supervisor: Dominik Bloos

Goal: Characterization and Design of Graphene Nano-Antennas.

Supervisor: David Hunger

Goal: Determination of electronic and magnetic structure of transition metal complexes.

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: Lorenzo Tesi

Goal: Determine the influence of plasmonic structures on the signal intensity of resulting HF-EPR spectra.

Supervisor: Lorenzo Tesi

Goal: Determine the best parameters and procedures to obtain a homogeneous thin layer of magnetic molecules diluted in a polymeric matrix.

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.


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, including thesis subjects, names and contact data of two academic referees, and publication list.
  • 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

  • PhD positions. We have an IQST-funded PhD position in collaboration with Dr Hagen Klauk of the MPI for Solid State Science in Stuttgart and Dr Benedetta Casu of the University of Tübingen. The aim of the project is to address molecular quantum bits through electrical transport, allowing more sensitive and local addressing, as well as furthering integration with peripheral electronics. Click here for more information.
  • Post-Doc recruitment. We are looking for candidates interested in applying for Alexander von Humboldt (no deadline), Georg Forster (no deadline), DFG Walter Benjamin (no deadline) or Marie‐Skłodowska‐Curie (deadline September) postdoc fellowships for example in the areas of experimental spin-phonon coupling, thin layers of molecular quantum bits, electrical addressing of molecular quantum bits and switchable two-qubit systems. Click here for more information.
  • Junior Research Group hosting. We are interested in hosting a scientifically independent Junior Research Group that would be able to profit from the research infrastructure available. Funding possibilities include ERC StG/CoG (deadline March), DFG Emmy Noether (no deadline), BW MWK Margarethe von Wrangell (deadline September). Click here for more information.


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