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Within the junior research group "Attosecond Microscopy" (Dr. Jan Vogelsang) at the Institute of Physics of the University Oldenburg

2 PhD positions / research assistants (f,m,d)

(each TV-L E13, 50%), Reference Atto042022

are to be filled as soon as possible. The positions are initially limited to 3 years.

Project aim: The aim of the two announced PhD projects is to combine the high time resolution of attosecond laser spectroscopy with the high spatial resolution of electron microscopy in two complementary ways and to apply it to highly relevant nanosystems in the field of light-matter interaction. By realizing for the first time an experiment with attosecond time resolution on the nanoscale, it will be possible to directly observe charge carriers in nanostructures as they unfold their ultrafast function.

Research environment: The announced PhD projects are integrated in the project "Attosecond charge carrier dynamics at nanoscale interfaces", which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Emmy Noether program. Excellent equipment in combination with the excellent research environment in Oldenburg, close collaboration with project partners at Lund University (Sweden), and intensive supervision provide the opportunity to conduct highly relevant and internationally widely visible research.


  • an above-average scientific university degree (Master's or equivalent) in experimental physics or directly related subjects (must be completed at the time of hiring).
  • excellent communication and teamwork skills, very good English skills (written and spoken), interest and ability to learn new areas quickly
  • experimental experience in ultrafast physics (atto- to femtosecond) or experimental experience in photoemission electron microscopy or outstanding experimental achievements in nanophysics. 

Knowledge in the following areas is advantageous:

  • time-resolved pump-probe experiments
  • semiconductor nanophysics, plasmonics
  • set-up and operation of complex experimental set-ups, organizational skills
  • programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab) for instrument control and data analysis 

Among other things, we offer:

  • brand-new, excellent laboratory equipment
  • small team, intensive exchange, joint laboratory work
  • possibility to conduct highly relevant and internationally visible research
  • interdisciplinary, multifaceted research projects in collaboration with other research groups 

The Universität of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase the proportion of female employees in research. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Disabled persons with equal qualification will be given preference.

Please send your complete application documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications (if any) by 15.06.2022 quoting the reference number Atto042022 preferably by email in a single PDF file to Dr. Jan Vogelsang (), Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät V - Institut für Physik, Postfach 5634, 26046 Oldenburg, Germany.


(Stand: 28.04.2022)