Postdoctoral Position at the group of Jens Biegert, ICFO

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  • On 1 September 2021
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Postdoc Position in “Attosecond X-ray Spectroscopy” – Prof. Biegert (

Project description: X-rays are a prime analytical tool across a diverse range of areas relevant to modern economy—from fundamental physics and chemistry research, to the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. We have developed the first source of isolated attosecond soft X-ray pulses in the water window (280 – 540 eV), the spectral region in which the constituents of life (carbon, nitrogen and oxygen) have strong absorption edges, to resolve the flow of energy inside materials in real time. The project is concerned with the aspects of generation of attosecond x-rays and their application to investigate the interaction between photons, carriers and the lattice in quantum materials and excitonic systems.

For some background information, see: Nature Commun. 7, 11493 (2016), Phys. Rev. X 7, 041030 (2017), Optica 5, 502 (2018), Appl. Phys. Rev. 8, 011408 (2021).

Environment: You will join an international team with a mix of backgrounds ranging from laser science to atomic and molecular physics to chemistry and solid-state physics. Our laboratory and infrastructure are state of the art, and you will be working in a team with a top-notch laser system and attosecond soft x-ray beamline for x-ray spectroscopy. Our group is embedded in several national, European and international networks and collaborations with international top scientists ensures a vibrant and stimulating research environment and prominent exposure.

Position: The position is funded within my ERC AdG for 2-years with possible extension. The Postdoc will join the attosecond XANES team. We provide an excellent scientific environment and strong international collaborations with ample opportunities for high profile exposure. We will provide a stimulating environment to perform research on the cutting edge of both science and technology.

Qualification: You need to have a track record in ultrafast laser physics, attoscience or ultrafast spectroscopy in materials. You like to work in an international setting, at the forefront of science and technology, feel passionate about your work and are fluent in English. You like to work in a team but you are keen to push the boundaries with diligent work ethics. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the fellowship.

Deadline: 19. September 2021

Information: Application through – mention my group name “AUO”. Direct inquiries to


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