Research Associate - Tenure Track @ CFEL-ATTO, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg

A tenure track Research Associate position is offered in the Attosecond Science group of Prof. F. Calegari (CFEL-ATTO) at the Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL) of the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY).

The CFEL-ATTO group is specialized in the development of cutting-edge table-top attosecond light sources, enabling the exploration of matter at the electron time scale. Our primary objective is to investigate and understand the electron dynamics photoactivated within complex systems, encompassing biochemically-relevant molecules, clusters, nanoparticles, droplets, and metal-organic complexes. By uncovering the role of ultrafast electronic mechanisms, such as charge migration, in photochemical and photobiological processes, we strive to expand our knowledge to ultimately drive chemical reactions at the electron time scale.

Situated on the same campus as two prominent Free Electron Laser facilities, FLASH and the Eu XFEL, our group benefits from the complementary and synergistic utilization of x-ray Free Electron Lasers. This integration allows us to achieve site specificity and sensitivity, opening up new dimensions in our studies.

This position will be an integral part of the Hamburg Cluster "Advanced Imaging of Matter" (CUI-AIM), which is funded by the German Federal and State Governments. CUI-AIM serves as a hub for cutting-edge research projects in physics and chemistry. By fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, our cluster aims to visualize and comprehend the emergence of collective behavior and functionality at the microscopic level.


Deadline for application: 21 September 2023