Nanotechnology is a new and exciting research area that will create new
materials and devices with a vast range of possible applications (e. g.
electronics, medicine, biomaterials). The understanding and analytical
characterization of nanomaterials is a precondition for the understanding of the
nanomaterials (both for its intended use and possible side effects).
Central Analytical Services offers analytical services to internal customers
at Merck and one of these services involves the thorough characterization of
small particles (from the millimetre down to the nanometre range including
nanomaterials). The samples come from various sources of the international Merck
Group, e.g. pharmaceutical products, chemical products and samples from the many
innovative Research and Development projects of Merck.
Your job will be the preparation of these small particles as well as the characterization of these samples by various analytical methods (e.g. dynamic light scattering, optical and electron microscopy, laser diffraction, analytical centrifugation and different spectroscopic methods). In addition you will take part in the evaluation, testing and establishment of new analytical procedures and methods for an improved characterization of the nanomaterials.
Duration: At least 6 months, starting March 2017