Postdoc position Ultrafast dynamics of electron-driven processes at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Ultrafast dynamics of electron-driven processes
Within this project we will develop a novel approach to study electron-driven processes, such as dissociative electron attachment, with ultrafast time resolution. The successful applicant will be in charge of developing and implementing a short-pulse source of low-energy electrons, based on femtosecond laser-driven photoemission and realised using micro-machining techniques. This will be implemented into existing gas-phase spectrometers, utilising both time-of-flight and position-sensitive detectors, to enable the study of ultrafast dynamics in electron-driven chemical processes and reactions. The work will be conducted in our state-of-the-art femtosecond lab, using new high-repetition rate femtosecond fiber lasers.

Applicants should hold a PhD in physical chemistry, molecular physics or a related discipline and have experience with simulating and constructing pulsed electron sources, femtosecond laser systems or charged-particle imaging. Initial appointment is for 24 months, with the possibility for further extension. To apply, please send a letter of motivation, CV and 2 recommendation letters directly to d.horke@science.ru.nl. The position is available immediately.

In the Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics group (https://www.ru.nl/scm/research/ultrafast-chemical-dynamics/) we study chemical processes on the femtosecond timescale using a combination of novel molecular control techniques and photoelectron/photoion imaging methods. Our group is part of the Spectroscopy of Cold Molecules department (https://www.ru.nl/scm/) within the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University (https://www.ru.nl/imm/).