Position Openings

Post-doctoral or scientist position in ultrafast laser science and nonlinear optics

Job Descrition: The tasks associated with the position entail the investigation of concepts for the generation of CEP-stable high-power and single-cycle pulses at long wavelengths for applications in attosecond X-Ray science and extreme laser-matter interaction. The work will include the operation of the source and the development of novel concepts for power and pulse duration scaling, metrology at extreme conditions, and the investigation of pulse formation and nonlinear interaction. A important aspect will be the application to experiments especially in HHG and related investigations. Success of the project will have impact across the fields of attoscience, ultrafast laser physics and nonlinear optics with strong potential for high scientific output as well as industrial collaboration.

Environment: The applicant will join the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics group, led by Prof. Jens Biegert, which consists of a highly motivated and dynamic team of scientists with state-of-the art laboratories. Our experimental environment includes several unique and cutting edge few-cycle intense-light sources, with special emphasis on wavelengths in the mid-IR and CEP stability. We are embedded in several prominent national, European and international networks and collaborations which ensures a vibrant and stimulating research environment. Our general research is concerned with a variety of topics ranging from ultrafast laser physics to extreme nonlinear optics and strong field atomic and molecular physics.

Position: We offer a postdoctoral or scientist position to a highly motivated scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in the field of ultrafast nonlinear optics. The candidate will conduct research in a small team, hence coordination of scientific work and project leadership is required.

Qualification: We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with demonstrated experience in ultrafast pulse generation, nonlinear optics and metrology. The applicant should have knowledge in laser physics, the aspects of pulse formation and compression of few-cycle pulses, and concepts to measure pulses. Experience with optical simulation and ray tracing is beneficial. We expect excellent skills in English (written and spoken) and participation in project leadership as well as the ability to work in, or lead, a team of people. Diligent work ethic as well as a strong desire for problem solving and team work is essential. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree.

Contact: Candidates should forward a CV and references to jens.biegert@icfo.eu.

Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics: atto.icfo.eu

Post-doctoral or scientist position in ultrafast laser science and nonlinear optics

We are always interested in highly motivated individuals which love the science we do and are not afraid of challenging but highly rewarding projects. In case you are interested, do not hesitate to send an email or to directly visit us.

Environment: Our friendly and stimulating environment includes state of the art laboratories with several unique and cutting edge few-cycle and tunable light sources ranging from the soft X-ray to the mid-infrared. Supporting infrastructure includes facilities for material growth, preparation and diagnostics. We are embedded in several prominent national, European and international networks as well as collaborations which ensures a vibrant and stimulating international research environment.

Qualification: We expect diligent work ethics, enthusiasm for science, a clear command of English, interest in cross disciplinary work and an aptitude for problem solving and team work. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the position.

Contact: Candidates should forward a CV and references to jens.biegert@icfo.eu.

Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics: atto.icfo.eu

We regularly offer projects within the various research fields and projects of our group.

If you would like to discover extreme nonlinear optics and ultrafast lasers or if you are interested in attosecond dynamics or cancer detection, this is the place to ask! We also have several projects related to numerical simulations, electronic circuit design and data acquisition.

Please feel free to directly visit us! Or write us an email.

We regularly offer internships to undergraduate students at universities or vocational institutes. Many different possibilities exist and it is best to directly get in touch with us or to apply for the

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If you got any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.

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+34 93 553 4000

Phone

+34 93 553 4059

E-mail

jens.biegert@icfo.eu


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