Senior researcher, Non-equilibrium dynamics in quantum materials, University of Cologne, Germany

The optical condensed matter physics group at the University of Cologne is looking for an excellent experimentalist in ultrafast material science with a strong interest in non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum materials such as Kitaev materials, chiral magnets, and topological materials. The group has an excellent research infrastructure, including state-of-the-art time resolved techniques (MOKE, Raman, intense THz, transient grating, white light). It actively collaborates with other experimental and theoretical groups within the CRC 1238 “Control and Dynamics of Quantum Materials” and is member of the Cologne Quantum Matter and Materials focus area.

The successful candidate should to take a leading role in our research program on non-equilibrium physics in strong spin-orbit coupled materials and quantum magnets.

The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in physics, is experienced in ultrafast experimental techniques, and has a solid background in condensed matter physics. She/he is an excellent and highly motivated researcher with good communicative skills and a real team player. If wished for, there are options to work toward a habilitation.

For more information contact Prof.Dr. Paul H.M. van Loosdrecht ( )

Applications, including a motivation letter, C.V., academic record, and at least two suggestions for referees should be send to Prof.Dr. Paul H.M. van Loosdrecht (