Postdoctoral Fellow

Ultrafast science in condensed matter

Your tasks

You will investigate the ultrafast dynamics of electronic, magnetic and structural properties in perovskite related materials. That requires the characterisation of static properties of the materials too. The goal is to understand the different basic interaction in solids and how they determine the dynamical and statical properties. Experiments are based on ultrafast pump probe techniques including the use of X-Rays as a probe. For this purpose, you will perform X-Ray scattering and X-Ray spectroscopies experiments on the utrafast time scales. Static experiments are performed at the Swiss Light Source SLS and ultrafast dynamics will be studied at the X-Ray Free Electron Laser SwissFELat PSI, or other XFEL's such as the LCLS (Stanford, USA), SACLA (Japan) or the EuXFEL in Hamburg. These investigations will be in close collaboration with colleagues of other groups in and outside of PSI.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in Physics and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment. You want to understand physics of complex oxides on the atomic level and its ultrafast dynamics and you can easily integrate yourself in a team. Expertise with fs lasers or with synchrotron/XFEL X-Ray techniques will be of advantage. A good command of English is required.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 2 years.

For further information please contact Dr Urs Staub, phone +41 56 310 44 94.

Please submit your application online by 31 January 2021 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6313-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Anita Bleiker, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland