Nicole Seifert
Phone: +49 351 260 2083
Fax: +49 351 260 12083

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Dr. Dominik Kraus Tel.: +49 351 260 3657,
Prof. Dr. Thomas Cowan Tel.: +49 351 260 2270

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

31 January 2020

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 135/2019 (914)

The HZDR is committed to equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage applications from qualified female candidates. We also carefully consider all applications from job candidates with severe disabilities.

Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

Research Associate/Postdoc (m/f/d) - Plasma Physics at X-ray Free Electron Lasers

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,200 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

Further information can be found at

The Institute of Radiation Physics conducts research for states of matter under extreme conditions and in very small dimensions.

As part of the Institute, the Department of High Energy Density, invites applications as Research Associate/Post-Doc (m/f/d).

The position will be available from 1st April 2020. The employment contract is limited to two years.


  • Design, prepare and perform complex experiments combining high-energy and ultra-high intensity lasers with X-ray free electron lasers for a most complete dynamic characterization of solid-state density plasmas, in particular warm dense matter.
  • These experiments will benefit from the newly available HIBEF (Helmholtz International Beamline of Extrem Fields) infrastructure at European XFEL and will investigate specific science cases with applications in planetary physics, stellar physics, relativistic laser-matter interactions and materials science.


  • PhD or equivalent degree in physics
  • experience with international working environments
  • strong communication skills
  • good knowledge of solid-state, radiation and plasma physics
  • good knowledge of optics and spectroscopy
  • experience with lasers as well as X-ray and particle diagnostics
  • CAD and programming skills

We offer:

  • exciting work environment on an attractive research campus

  • high scientific professional networking as well as scientific excellence

  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement TVöD-Bund

  • 30 vacation days per year

  • company pension scheme (VBL)

  • a good work/life balance for which we offer assistance in the shape of:

    • flexible working hours

    • in-house health management

Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

Online application English / German