Two PhD positions in coherent multidimensional spectroscopy at University of Freiburg, Germany

2 PhD positions (experimental physics) are available in the group of Frank Stienkemeier at the Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany. Our research aims at a better understanding of fundamental, ultrafast molecular processes relevant in solar energy conversion and photochemical reactions. To this end, we developed a new type of coherent multidimensional spectroscopy applied to molecular and cluster beams in ultrahigh vacuum environments. This approach delivers unprecedented resolution compared to experiments in the condensed phase.

In one PhD project, the established spectroscopy scheme will be extended towards new target systems to study ultrafast charge transfer reactions in tailored nanosystems. In the second project, the method is expanded towards photoelectron spectroscopy in combination with state-of-the-art extreme ultraviolet laser sources to study extremely fast processes on the few femtosecond time scale. More details can be found on:

Candidates should have strong interest in atomic and molecular physics or physical chemistry. Experience in the use of ultrafast lasers and vacuum equipment is advantageous. Applications including a letter of motivation, a CV, university certificates (with grades), transcripts of record and addresses of two referees should be sent in a SINGLE pdf-file to: Please indicate the subject “PhD 2D spectroscopy” in your email.

Application deadline is 15.05.2021 (Search will be continued until the two positions are filled)