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The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University's largest with almost 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The FREIA Laboratory, a Division of the Department, is developing and testing new particle accelerator and detector. The research and development work are closely linked to major research infrastructure projects like ESS and MAX IV in Lund or the European XFEL in Hamburg. FREIA has around 30 employees, including researchers, engineers and PhD students. More information on our websites: www. physics.uu.se and www. physics.uu.se/research/freia-lab/.
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Description of the project Today, the X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) is a unique scientific instrument proving picometre spatial and attosecond temporal resolution for studying charge transfer in molecules, radiation damage in biomolecules, electron dynamics in chemical bonds and electron tunnelling during photoemission. Ultrashort light pulses play an indispensable role in the progress of fundamental science, as they provide the necessary temporal resolution for probing and controlling ultrafast processes in matter. The purpose of this project is to drive further the theoretical and experimental development of XFELs and provide the user community with new attosecond capabilities at the European XFEL. The project capitalises on a close collaboration of the accelerator groups at Lund and Uppsala universities with the FEL development groups XFEL and DESY in Hamburg.
The objective of the PhD is twofold:
The successful candidate will work in a team of experienced researchers and scientific staff and will acquire valuable practical skills including operating state-of-the-art laser fs lasers, electron and photon diagnostics, development of new attosecond light sources. The candidate will also learn advanced models of laser-electron interaction. Hence, we are looking for a highly-motivated candidate who has an excellent record of studies and interested in advanced lasers.
Duties The successful candidate will devote most of the time to research studies, which implies participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full-time graduate studies.
Research studies will include:
Requirements To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must:
The successful candidate must have demonstrated:
The successful candidate must be:
Additional qualifications Meriting skills include knowledge in:
Excellent grades from the second-cycle education are a merit.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
Application The application should include the following documents in the corresponding order:
About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 . Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 June 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala
For further information about the position, please contact: Lecturer Vitaliy Goryashko, [email protected]
Please submit your application by 3 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/861.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected] Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected] Saco-rådet [email protected]
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/851
Last application date: 2023-04-03