Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: as soon as possible, fixed for a period of three years (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 2024-03-01
Scope of work: part-time
Weekly hours: 75 % of standard work hours per week
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
The successful candidate will be part of the ERC Starting Grant funded project called HIGH-Q. The project is dedicated to increasing the spatial resultion and material contrast of mages recorded with extremely short X-ray pulses. The goal is to combine record spatial and temporal resolutions and follow conformational changes of individual nanoparticles during chemical reactions and phase transitions. We focus on using attosecond-short to few femtosecond intense X-ray pulses from Free-Electron-Lasers. There are two branches of the project. First, our group is designing experiments which explore non-linear diffraction enhancement in order to increase spatial resolution. Second, we apply super-resolution algorithms, which computationally increase the spatial resolution of diffraction images during post-processing.
The successful candidate will combine both project parts based on first promising results from preliminary studies. In addition, the candidate will conduct and analyse follow-up experiments. The position will include preparation of beam times at international Free-Electron-Lasers facilities in Japan, US, Switzerland and Germany, data analysis and interpretation based on simulations.
A university degree in a relevant field.
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