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The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) offers several postdoc and PhD positions linked to the ERC Advanced Grant project X-Chem (XUV/X-ray lasers for ultrafast electronic control in molecules), starting no later than September, 2015.

The successful applicants shall develop a research project on “Theoretical Attosecond Molecular Dynamics” to theoretically investigate the coupled electron and nuclear dynamics induced by attosecond laser pulses and strong electromagnetic fields on small and mid-size molecules. The work will be performed in close collaboration with experimental groups.

More information can be found at

Prospect candidates must have an adequate degree in Physics or Chemical Physics and strong background in atomic, molecular and optical physics, attosecond physics, scattering theory, numerical methods, and programming. Transnational mobility will be positively evaluated.

Application procedure

Interested candidates are kindly requested to check all details about the application procedure at: (PhD positions) and (post-doc positions).
Applications not complying with the call guidelines may be discarded.

Deadline for the submission of applications is: February 15th, 2015

A newly opened postdoc position in Attosecond Physics is available in the Division of Atomic Physics at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

Specific subject description
Time-resolved studies of atoms and molecules using ultrashort intense laser pulses in the extreme ultraviolet and X-ray regions.
Job assignments
The work within this position will be performed at the Lund High power laser facility and to some extent at national and international user facilities, mainly involving experimental work. The project may include the following tasks:
• To use and develop a high power femtosecond laser for the generation and optimization of intense high-order harmonics and attosecond pulses
• Application of these intense harmonics to attosecond time-resolution studies of atoms and molecules using an imaging ion and electron spectrometer
• Development of these experiments for attosecond applications to molecules of biological interest
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD-students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars. Teaching might also be part of the job.

For further details, please, take a look at the announcement [download pdf]