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Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d) – Ultrafast Optics / X-ray Metrology

Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d) – Ultrafast Optics / X-ray Metrology

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The Ultrafast Optics group at Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany invites applications for the following opening: Project background Leibniz Universität Hannover is part of the NanoXCAN research project funded by the European Commission as part of its Horizon programme. One of the research topics is to develop a compact X-ray microscope for directly imaging viruses and viral structures. The precision X-ray metrology will make use of modern high power laser systems, state-of-the-art X-ray technology and novel diffractive imaging approaches.        

Job description: The objective of this project is experimental XUV/X-ray imaging of viral structures employing detectors of the highest efficiency with sources of different coherence levels. This includes generation of radiation e.g. with a strong femtosecond laser, radiation transport, as well as signal processing and analysis.

The position: We are looking for a qualified personality on the postdoctoral level in the field of experimental X-ray optics. This includes e.g. the fields of sources of coherent and incoherent X-rays and state-of-the-art detectors. The willingness to cooperate scientifically with other research groups in physics, engineering is assumed. The position is located in the Quantum Optics Institute in the Ultrafast Laser Group of Uwe Morgner and Milutin Kovacev. It is limited to one year; a continuation after positive evaluation is possible. After successful scientific qualification, the opportunity for habilitation is given.

Your profile: PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering with a strong track record in laser science and/or X-ray physics as well as excellent scientific knowledge including analytical and experimental skills. Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organizations in Germany.

Applicants should provide a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests. The review of incoming applications will start immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. We suggest applying by July 2022 to ensure full consideration.

For further information please contact

Prof. Milutin Kovacev +49-511-762-5286 (kovacev@iqo.uni-hannover.de) or

Prof. Uwe Morgner +49-511-762-2452 (morgner@iqo.uni-hannover.de)