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PhD Student (f/m): Attosecond transient absorption with miniature beamlines

The focus of the position is the development of a novel method in attosecond spectroscopy. The experimental methods include the generation of UV-VUV radiation by intense light-matter interaction with tailored waveforms. The research will contribute to the understanding of the temporal evolution of quantum systems on the natural timescale of electrons. Samples under scrutiny are thin films, crystals, nano-materials and two-dimensional materials such as graphene. The spectroscopic methods will require a detailed understanding of quantum optics with attosecond light pulses.


Activities and responsibilities

The successful candidate will conduct experimental and theoretical work at the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics in Jena. The unique infrastructure of the institute is equipped with state-of-the-art lasers and instrumentation to support this research. The candidate will be integrated in the DFG priority program Quantum Dynamics in Tailored Intense Fields (


Qualification profile

Candidates should hold (or expect to complete soon) a Master's or equivalent degree in Physics or a comparable qualification and ideally have experience in the field of attosecond science, strong field physics or related fields. Good social skills, profound knowledge of the English language, and the ability to work in a team are mandatory.


The payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines. The position is fully funded through the DFG priority program QUTIF.

The university follows a strict equal opportunity policy. Applications by female scientists are strongly encouraged. In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to handicapped applicants.

Send application to

The position is available immediately. The following documents are required for the online application:

·       Bachelor and Master's degree. (preliminary transcript of records if you have not yet finished your current academic degree)

·       Transcript of records with marks

·       Curriculum vitae (CV)

·       If your mother tongue is not German or English, English proficiency certificate

Applications should be sent by E-mail to