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For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Prof. Dr. Manfred Helm Tel.: +49 351 260 2260,
Dr. Stephan Winnerl Tel.: +49 351 260 3522,
PD Dr. habil. Harald Schneider Tel.: +49 351 260 2880

Place of work:

Working hours:
39 h/week

15 April 2021

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 55/2021 (1178)

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

Scientist (f/m/d) - ultrafast and THz spectroscopy

As member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health and matter.

The Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research conducts materials research for future applications, e. g., in information technology and for energy conversion.

As part of the Institute, the Department of Spectroscopy invites applications as

Scientist (f/m/d) - ultrafast and THz spectroscopy

The position will be available from 1st July 2021. The employment contract is limited to three years, but can be extended or possibly become tenured.


  • develop your own research program on ultrafast and THz spectroscopy
  • support of external users of the free-electron laser FELBE (www.hzdr.de/FELBE)
  • acquisition of research grants

Several femtosecond laser/amplifier systems are available in addition to and synchronized with the free-electron lasers. A large number of structural, electrical and optical characterization techniques are available at the institute as well as a clean room or sample processing. Detailed information can be found at the websites www.hzdr.de/FWI and www.hzdr.de/FWIH. Optical experiments in collaboration with the high-magnetic field laboratory (www.hzdr.de/HLD) are also encouraged. Material systems of interest include semiconductors and 2D materials, but also correlated electron systems.


  • PhD in Physics
  • several years of experience in ultrafast and/or terahertz spectroscopy of solids
  • excellent publication record

We offer:

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse, and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • The employment contract is limited to three years with the possibility of longer-term prospects
  • 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 form of:
    • possibility to work part-time

    • 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.