A senior researcher (“Oberassistent”) position is available in the Attosecond Science group of Prof. Hans Jakob Wörner (www.atto.ethz.ch). The group develops novel spectroscopic methods to study the dynamics of isolated and solvated molecules on attosecond time scales.
The successful candidate will lead laser-development projects, coordinate the operation and applications of frontier laser systems, such as a 50-W few-cycle mid-IR FOPA and a 100-kHz few-cycle mJ-level source, and participate in research supervision and teaching at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of ETH Zurich.
We investigate the dynamics of molecules on their natural time scales of femtoseconds to attoseconds. The central interest of our research is the characterization of the electronic structure and dynamics of the valence shell of molecules. We develop new methods to characterize the evolving electronic structure of a molecule undergoing a chemical reaction on the femtosecond time scale and to measure electronic dynamics on the attosecond time scale.
The candidates should have a PhD in physics or chemistry, an excellent understanding of intense femtosecond laser science, ideally with a background in laser development, and research experience in attosecond science and/or strong-field light-matter interaction.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- List of publications
- Names and contact information of at least 3 references.
To ensure full consideration, please send your application before January 31, 2021. Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Further information about our research group, which is part of the Laboratory for Physical Chemistry, can be found on our website www.atto.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed per email to Prof. Hans Jakob Wörner at email@example.com (no applications).