Research Associate in Laser-Induced Electron Diffraction of Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics, CFEL/Uni Hamburg, Germany

We are looking for a new graduate researcher (PhD student/Doktorand equivalent) to join our newly established Laser-Induced Electron Diffraction (LIED) initiative within the Controlled Molecule Imaging (CMI) group at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) on the DESY campus in Hamburg, Germany.

The project will be led by Matthew Robinson, and be part of the larger CMI group led by Jochen Küpper. The group has already been successful in performing LIED experiments in the past, as well as developing the necessary theory to support these experiments (See: Karamatskos, et al., J. Chem. Phys. 150, 244301 (2019);, and Wiese, et al., The group will now build on these foundations, and perform time-resolved LIED experiments to image the light-induced chemical dynamics of novel molecular systems in an effort to better understand the everyday processes of nature.

Further information about the position can be found in the following links:
whilst further information about the group, and its other projects, can be found at:

The deadline for applications is 26.10.2020 (or until the position is filled), and we would expect the successful applicant to start early 2021. For those who are interested, please arrange for your application to be sent to “" along with 2 or more letters of recommendation.

Informal enquiries are greatly encouraged, and these can be directly sent to either Matthew Robinson or to Jochen Kuepper.