Aarhus University (AU)

Postdoc in Ultrafast Dynamics in Quantum Materials

Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus C, Denmark

We are seeking applicants for a 2-year postdoc in Quantum Materials to join us at the department of physics working on understanding the properties and dynamics of quantum materials using ultrafast THz, optical and X-rays lasers.

Starting Date and Period
The position is initially for 2 years, but in case of further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc. The position is available from August or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
You will be expected to lead one of our lab-based experimental approaches to studying high temperature superconductors and other quantum materials through their femtosecond dynamics measured at optical and THz frequencies. As our research group is currently relocating from ICFO in Barcelona to Aarhus University and you will be expected to help with the lab relocation and its reconstruction.

In addition, you will be expected to both lead and support experiments at various XFEL facilities around the world (USA, Japan, Korea, Germany and Switzerland) as well as synchrotron experiments at facilities such as Diamond (UK) and ALBA (Spain)

Your profile

  • Applicants should hold a PhD in the physical sciences.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in ultrafast science, condensed matter physics or X-ray scattering.
  • Experience with python is highly desirable.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated, with a willingness to learn and try new approaches to study materials.
  • Flexibility and a desire to travel will also be needed.
Who we are
We are a new research group at Aarhus University, moving from ICFO in Barcelona. Funded through ERC starting grant SeeSuper.
We try to perform cutting edge experiments in both our home labs and at world-wide user facilities.

What we offer
The successful candidate is offered:
  • Access to two femtosecond laser laboratories
  • A unique combination of experimental techniques and approaches
  • A working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • A workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
Place of Work
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000, Aarhus and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact Information
Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Simon Wall, email: simon.wall@phys.au.dk

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range
Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a 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.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

29 June 2020

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