PhD student and PostDoc equivalent, X-ray Imaging Techniques with attosecond and short FEL pulses, University Hamburg, Germany

The successful candidate will be part of the ERC Starting Grant funded project called HIGH-Q. The project is dedicated to increasing the spatial resolution and material contrast of images recorded with extremely short X-ray pulses. There are two branches of the project. First, our group is designing experiments which explore non-linear diffraction enhancement in order to increase spatial resolution. Second, we apply super-resolution algorithms, which computationally increase the spatial resolution of diffraction images during post-processing. The successful candidate will combine both project parts based on first promising results from preliminary studies. In addition, the candidate will conduct and analyze follow-up experiments. The position will include preparation of beam times at international Free-Electron-Lasers facilities in Japan, US, Switzerland and Germany, data analysis and interpretation based on simulations.