Two Postdoctoral positions in Ultrafast Condensed Matter Experiments
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Duties/Project description: We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher for experimental work on dynamical and non-equilibrium properties of magnetic and correlated electron systems. The overall aim of the project is to explore the speed limits for the switching of functional materials relevant, for instance, in information technology. Coherent x-ray pulses from free electron lasers or synchrotrons will be used to directly observe electron, spin and lattice dynamics on nanoscale dimensions and femtosecond to picosecond timescales. There will be a close collaboration with groups developing a theoretical description of the measured processes and groups growing state-of-the-art materials.
The Department of Physics at Uppsala University offers a world-class environment for interdisciplinary materials research with close links between experiment and theory. The project will be carried out in the group of Prof. Hermann Dürr, who recently moved from Stanford to Uppsala. Research will be carried out using coherent x-rays from the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund/Sweden and the European XFEL in Hamburg/Germany.
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Physics or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. You should have a strong background in condensed matter experiments using femtosecond lasers or x-rays. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.
Additional qualifications: Prior experience with magnetism or strongly correlated electron materials is an advantage.
Your application should contain a letter describing yourself and your qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.
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Salary: Individual salary setting.
Starting date: 1 December 2019, or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Two-year temporary position according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Hermann Dürr, email@example.com
Please submit your application by 30 September 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2682.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary setting
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2682
Last application date: 2019-09-30
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