Assistant professor in Ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy

    Assistant professor in Ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy

    Assistant professor in ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy, at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 26, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionAssistant professor
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaX-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    The candidate must hold a PhD in physics or in a related field. Having already prior experience as a postdoc and in giving guidance to PhD, master and bachelor students will be an advantage.


    • Experience with synchrotron-radiation based photoemission techniques such as XPS, X-ray photoelectron diffraction, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy is essential for this project. Additional experience with time-resolved techniques, especially with work at X-ray free electron lasers is highly desirable.
    • The experiments planned here require an advanced level of computational techniques for data handling and analysis and a solid background in computation and coding is essential.
    • Finally, the experiments are typically carried out by several collaborating groups and it is of high importance that the candidate is able to work in (and lead) a team of scientists.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The successful applicant will take a leading role in the development of ultrafast X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and photoelectron diffraction techniques, using free electron lasers such as FLASH or LCLS, as well as high harmonic laser sources. Time-resolved XPS is in its infancy and the applicant will address both the technical development of the technique, as well as its application to open problems in selected quantum materials. Exploration of materials with synchrotron radiation-based photoelectron spectroscopy will be an essential part and prerequisite for the time-resolved studies.
    The applicant is also expected to build up experience in teaching and contribute to the department’s courses.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    The application must be in English and include

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Degree certificate
    • A complete list of publications
    • A statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any).

    Guidelines for applicants can be found here.


    • Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
    • Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
    • Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.


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    Assistant professor (adjunkt) position in ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday May 27th, 2021 (GMT+9)