PhD in Physical Chemistry: Molecular Spin QubitsPhD - Individual Supervisor

  • English

    Working Language

  • Stuttgart


  • 31 Dec 2023

    Application Deadline

  • 01 Jan 2024

    Starting Date


Open Positions


Time Span

01 Jan 2024 for 3 years

Application Deadline

31 Dec 2023



Type of Position

PhD - Individual Supervisor

Working Language


Required Degree


Areas of study

Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry




Quantum Properties of Thin Films of Molecular Spin Qubits Probed by High Frequency Electron Spin Resonance 

PhD Researcher Position in the Tesi Group in Stuttgart, Germany.

Keywords: Molecular Spin Qubits, Surface Science, Metasurfaces, Terahertz

PROJECT BACKGROUND. I am setting up my new group as an independent junior researcher. Initially, the group will consist of two doctoral researchers and myself. The project aims to develop metasurface capable of focusing terahertz magnetic fields in a 2D region. These will be used to enhance the sensitivity of electron spin resonance experiments on thin films and monolayer molecular samples. Molecular spin quantum bits will be the main class of target materials to be studied.

JOB DESCRIPTION. The project will include synthesis of inorganic molecular complexes, preparation of thin films by wet chemistry, spin-coating or thermal evaporation, surface characterization and electron spin resonance experiments. The position will be available to start from the beginning of January 2024. The position is for 3 years.  Remuneration will be based on the collective agreement for the public service of German federal states (Tarifvertrag für den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder TV-L E13 50%).

EXPECTED CANDIDATE PROFILE. I am looking for highly motivated individuals, holding a MSc degree in Chemistry or similar, who are interested in multidisciplinary projects at the interface of chemistry, physics and engineering. Ideally, but not necessarily, the applicant will have experience in surface deposition and characterization and/or inorganic synthesis and/or magnetic resonance techniques.

Selected references:

  1. “Plasmonic Metasurface Resonators to Enhance Terahertz Magnetic Fields for High‐Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance” Small Methods 5 (9), 2100376 (2021).
  2. “Modular approach to creating functionalized surface arrays of molecular qubits“, Advanced Materials 35 (10), 2208998 (2023).
  3. “The Second Quantum Revolution: Role and Challenges of Molecular Chemistry“, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 29, 11339 (2019).

Please send your full application as a single PDF file containing

  • letter of motivation including a summary of your past research experience, in particular a meaningful summary of your master thesis.
  • Detail in your letter why you believe you are the right person and what you expect from us
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications (if applicable)
  • Two contacts for reference letters

To - Dr. Lorenzo Tesi, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Required Documents

Required Documents
  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • List of Publication
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