Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University's largest with almost 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The FREIA Laboratory, a Division of the Department, is developing and testing new particle accelerator and detector instrumentation with new projects continuously added to the current activities. The research and development work is closely linked to major research infrastructure projects like ESS and MAX IV in Lund or the European XFEL in Hamburg. The laboratory has around 30 employees, including researchers, engineers and technicians.

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Description of the project
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is strengthening its research focus on ultrafast x-ray science with large-scale x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facilities such as the European XFEL and laboratory-based femtosecond laser sources. Within this effort FREIA is building a new femtosecond laser laboratory and has proposed a novel compact femtosecond X-ray source, the Ångström Laser, for performing cutting-edge experiments in the field of material science. Techniques such as time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy with tailored optical excitation will be used to get new insight into properties of non-equilibrium systems and deeper understanding transient physical phenomena including light-induced superconductivity, ultrafast charge transfer and low-dimensional material characterization. We expect a funding decision about the Ångström Laser to happen within the one year. We are currently implementing experiments using the mid-infra- red (MIR) to extreme ultraviolet (XUV) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and planning the experimental facilities at the Ångström Laser complementary to that accessible at XFEL facilities.

The successful candidate will be responsible of setting up and operating optical and X-ray spectroscopy experiments on solid state samples such as high-Tc superconductors, quantum materials, 2D, magnetic and energy materials. She/he will be involved in developing and commissioning new femtosecond laser and X-ray sources for pump-probe experiments. The candidate will perform experiments in collaboration with Uppsala University research groups and will support future users of the Ångström Laser. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The candidate must have a PhD in physics and a demonstrated track record of setting up and successfully operating experiments at femtosecond optical or free electron X-ray laser.

Additional qualifications
Experience with ultrahigh vacuum systems and cryogenic infrastructure is considered an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-03-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information, please contact: Hermann Dürr, Ph: +46-(0)70- 425 01 76, Email: hermann.durr@physics.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 15 February, 2023.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/262
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 23.Jan.2023
Last application date 15.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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