The structure function relationship is an important fundamental concept in the molecular sciences. In this project attosecond electron dynamics of complex molecules will be investigated for different structural isomers of complex molecules. In close collaboration with theory, this will provide a direct measurement of the structure-function relationship with respect to the electronic, i.e., chemical, properties of the molecules.

The early-stage researcher (ESR) will be an integral part of the MEDEA network and will be the driving force of the experiments to investigate conformer-specific attosecond dynamics in complex molecules. The work will be performed primarily at DESY/CFEL and in close collaboration with the network nodes at Politecnico di Milano and Aarhus University as well as the partner node in Heidelberg, which will provide theoretical support. Moreover, collaboration with as well as a secondment at the industrial partner Photek is foreseen.

The project does include significant outreach activities. This includes the teaching of high-school students by the ESR, using the Photonics Explorer toolkit provided by the network/EYEST.

A successful candidate will have a background in experimental physics or a related field. Salary is according to EU standards for a full position.

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Contact: Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper
Funding: EU ITN – Marie Curie Action MEDEA

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