Forthcoming Events

16.12.2021 - 21.12.2021, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
01.06.2022 - 30.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK


Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller
Photon Science Roadmap- for Research Infrastructures 2025-2028 by the Swiss Photon Community
Proof of concept ERC Grant for Ursula Keller Dual-comb laser driven terahertz spectrometer for industrial sensing (DC-THz)
Majed Chergui - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Ruth Signorell - elected to the European Academy of Sciences
Farewell and Welcome!Chris Milne leaves for the European XFEL, Camila Bacellar takes over
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This project will be based in the recently started group of Prof. Daniela Rupp for Nanostructures and Ultrafast X-ray Science at ETH Zurich.

The rapid development concurrently observed at X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs) and high-harmonic generation sources (HHG) opens up unique opportunities to create, steer, and follow ultrafast (coherent) excitation and plasma formation dynamics on a scale of nanometers and femtoseconds. We use single atomic clusters or nanodroplets in free flight, excited and driven by intense light fields. The light-induced complex dynamics in the single nanoparticles are probed via time-resolved coherent diffractive imaging and the simultaneous spectroscopic measurement of reaction products. In this context we develop and advance innovative detection schemes, beam focusing, manipulation and characterization tools as well as sample delivery systems, exploiting the qualities of FELs and HHG sources.

At ETH Zurich, we will develop and construct a high-intensity HHG beamline for the application of time-resolved diffraction imaging of isolated nanoparticles, with the goal of making ultrafast excitation and ionization dynamics in nanoscale matter directly visible.

ETHZ - PostDoc in ultrafast laser science for HHG based coherent diffraction imaging of nanoparticles and ultrafast dynamics

Your job

You will lead the setup of our femtosecond laser lab and the operation of the 30 fs /20 mJ NIR laser system. With the team, you will develop a source for intense femtosecond XUV-HHG pulses and implement a high-intensity XUV experiment for time-resolved diffraction imaging of nanoscale electron dynamics. Further, you have the possibility to actively participate in interdisciplinary projects and beamtimes of the group within international collaborations at XUV and X-ray FELs (SwissFEL, FERMI, FLASH, E-XFEL, LCLS) and laser facilities (MBI). You will be working within a friendly, open-minded and motivated team. You will be involved in supervising of students and teaching (~20%).

Your profile

You have a doctorate in physics or a related field and prior knowledge in ultrafast laser science, the operation of intense femtosecond laser systems and high harmonic generation sources. Further experience in the development and execution of experiments with attosecond sources, free-electron lasers, gas phase ion/electron spectroscopy or single particle imaging will be considered an asset.

Your curiosity and intrinsic motivation to discover, learn and pass on your knowledge go hand in hand with well-organized and safe working habits and a team player attitude. You are proficient in oral and written English. This postdoctoral position is full-time, with possible starting dates from November 2019.

We endorse diversity and gender equality. Please send us your application!

We offer

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, a brief statement of research interests, copies of your Master’s degree transcripts and PhD certificate, a CV and the names and contact information of at least two academic referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position and the group, please contact Daniela Rupp at *Daj1nig'elm$a.h/Ruy.ppd0@pl'hyu5s.i+etb*hzy8.cx2ha (no applications) and/or visit our website,
For further information regarding the position and the group, please contact Daniela Rupp (no applications) and/or visit our website. *Daj1nig'elm$a.h/Ruy.ppd0@pl'hyu5s.i+etb*hzy8.cx2ha
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