For any questions, do not hesitate to ask:
Dr. Jan-Christoph Deinert Tel.: +49 351 260 - 3626,
Dr. Michael Gensch Tel.: +49 351 260 - 2464

Place of work:

Working hours:
19,5 h/week

28 February 2018

Online application
English / German
Job-Id: 8/2018 (692)

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

PhD Student (m/f) for the Terahertz-ARPES-Project

A member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, the HZDR employs about 1,100 people. The Center's focus is on interdisciplinary research in the areas energy, health, and matter. All research is conducted in close collaboration with other members of the Helmholtz Association as well as with universities, non-university affiliated research institutes, and industry.

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The Institute of Radiation Physics invites applications as

PhD Student (m/f) for the Terahertz-ARPES-Project

The position will be available from 01 May 2018. The employment contract is limited to three years.


  • setting up and characterization of a state-of-the-art time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy experiment
  • utilize a femtosecond laser source to create UV light pulses which are used to characterize the performance of the photoemission setup
  • perform THz streaking experiments with photoelectrons to quantify the interaction between THZ pulses and the nascent photoelectrons
  • design and perform first experiments on THz-driven processes at solid surfaces probed by photoelectron spectroscopy
  • conduct and assist in various experiments on THz-driven processes probed with optical techniques during beam times in our facility


  • distinct university graduation in natural science, preferably physics, physical chemistry, optics and photonics, materials science
  • desirable is hands-on experience in one or more of these subjects: time-resolved pump-probe experiments, femtosecond lasers, terahertz(THz) spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, ultrahigh vacuum, photoelectron spectroscopy, solid state physics
  • strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work
  • strong interest in tackling complex and long-term tasks
  • good proficiency in the English language

We offer:

  • high scientific interconnectedness as well as scientific excellence
  • internationality and diversity
  • interesting and diverse tasks, flexible working hours
  • salary based on the collective agreement TVöD-Bund
  • equality of opportunity and family-friendly structures, corporate health management
  • development of attractive work and research terms in all areas