Postdoctoral position in ultrafast nonlinear optical and X-ray spectroscopy on condensed matter at IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid, Spain

We are pleased to announce a two-year (extendable) postdoctoral position at the IMDEA Nanociencia (Madrid - Spain) in the group for the development and application of X-ray Wave-mixing Spectroscopies (X-WaveS). The position is fully funded and immediately available. The successful candidate will study ultrafast dynamics of condensed matter systems (for example ferrimagnetic materials and nano-patterned semiconductors) using novel few-femtosecond nonlinear optical setups and X-ray Free Electron Lasers.

Previous experience with ultrafast lasers and a solid background in condensed matter physics is required as well as prolific knowledge of the English language. Highly motivated candidates with strong publication record and systematic research attitude are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should contact the group leader Dr. Cristian Svetina ( with a CV, two references and a motivation letter. Informal queries are welcome.

About X-WaveS: the research line of the X-ray Wave-mixing Spectroscopy group is the development of Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray wave-mixing methodologies at Free Electron Lasers (FELs) and High Harmonic Generation (HHG) table-top sources and their application to condensed matter systems with particular emphasis on novel nano-technologies employing 2D materials, quantum materials, nano-magnetic systems, semiconductors and materials for light harvesting and efficient energy storage and conversion. Complementary measurements via optical four-wave-mixing techniques are performed at the X-WaveS laser laboratory at IMDEA Nanociencia.