Postdoc position in advanced photonics for ultrafast chiral spectroscopy in the deep ultraviolet, University of Basel, Switzerland

The Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Chiral Dynamics Laboratory at University of Basel is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in ultrafast spectroscopy to join our interdisciplinary team.

The principal goal of our research is to capture and understand the molecular transformations that drive chemical and biological processes on the nanoscale. To achieve this, we develop innovative ultrafast chiral spectroscopic tools that use broadband, polarization-controlled laser pulses to capture both electronic and structural changes in chiral molecular systems on their natural time scales.

A brief description of the position is given below. Further details and all application requirements can be found under:

In close collaboration with our project partners, the candidate will employ customized photonic technology to implement a novel broadband laser pulse source extending into the deep ultraviolet. On this basis, the candidate will develop a new ultrafast chiral spectroscopy set up to investigate the structural and electronic dynamics encoded in the deep ultraviolet chromophores of chiral photochemical systems in solution. This research program is directly supported by a network of experts in chiral synthesis and fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and a Royal Society International Exchange Grant. The project also includes two PhD students, who will join the group this semester.

The position is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible. The initial duration of the position is 2 years. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, so we encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.