Postdoctoral opportunity available – Nanometer-scale magnetic resonance

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is seeking an experienced postdoctoral researcher to initiate activities in the area of nanometer-scale magnetic resonance (nano-MR). Such activities may include, but are not limited to, techniques based on magnetic resonance force microscopy (MRFM), or nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in nano-MR technology. She/he will be a highly motivated individual, and will be interested in building an independent research group. The candidate will be expected to build up nano-MR activities, with a focus on room temperature applications, within the highly collaborative environment available at KIT. The candidate will formally join the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), within the Science and Technology of Nanosystems (STN) framework, under the guidance of Prof. Jan G. Korvink. IMT features excellent infrastructure within which nano-MR activities would be expected to flourish. Specifically, IMT has a fully equipped RF characterization lab, a Bruker 500 MHz wide-bore NMR system, a Bruker 1 T ICON MRI system, e-beam lithography, 3D nanolithography, state-of-the art clean room facilities, as well as an in-house AFM competence centre led by Dr. Hendrik Hölscher. Prof. Korvink’s group specializes in micro-NMR detector design and implementation, has activities in hyperpolarisation techniques (para-H2 and DNP), and hence offers an excellent environment within which to build up new and exciting nano-MR techniques. The position is funded for two years. Interested applicants should send a motivation letter, their CV, and a copy of their most relevant publication(s) as a single pdf file to Prof. Jan G. Korvink ( The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. We aim to balance the number of female and male employees at KIT. We therefore expressly encourage female applicants to apply for this job. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.