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MBI invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/d) to work on experiments using intense attosecond pulses.


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The task for the postdoctoral research associate to be hired will be two-fold.

(1) The postdoctoral associate will join a team of researchers that has recently developed an intense extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) beamline based on high-harmonic generation (HHG) with the capability to perform attosecond-pump attosecond-probe experiments. The postdoctoral candidate will apply these pulses to study sub-femtosecond and few-femtosecond dynamics in atoms, molecules and / or dielectric targets.

(2) The postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to further develop and apply a novel compact scheme for the generation of intense XUV pulses that was recently demonstrated at the MBI.

The entire project will be realized in an optimum environment with respect not only to the existing infrastructure but also to the available experience and possibilities for national and international collaborations. This will provide the necessary basis for achieving essential results within shortest time as well as for their dissemination at international level.



PhD in physics, experience in the generation and application of ultrashort XUV pulses.



MBI offers a 2-year appointment. The payment is according to the German TVöD salary scheme for scientists in public research institutions.

If equally qualified, severely handicapped persons are given preference. MBI is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

MBI supports the reconcilability of family and working life and is certified as a family-friendly by the "family audit".

Please upload your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and description of previous professional activities electronically via the MBI online recruiting platform at The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2020.

For further information about the project, please contact Dr. Bernd Schütte ( or Prof. Marc Vrakking (