Postdoctoral Researcher in Condensed Matter Spectroscopy at HFML-FELIX, Radboud University

Radboud University
Postdoctoral Researcher
Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 3 December 2017

Postdoctoral Researcher in Condensed Matter Spectroscopy at HFML-FELIX (1.0 FTE)

Faculty of Science
Maximum salary: € 4,084 gross/month
Vacancy number: 62.81.17
Application deadline: 3 December 2017


You are an enthusiastic, motivated and competent postdoc to strengthen the FELIX/HFML research team. This team exploits the worldwide unique combination of very strong DC magnetic fields (up to 33 T) available at the High Field Magnet Laboratory and very bright THz and IR FEL-based radiation sources of the FELIX laboratory for cutting-edge experiments in condensed matter. The focus of research will be on non-linear spectroscopy and dynamics in magnetic and strongly correlated electron systems and nanostructures. Various time-resolved pump-probe experimental schemes using IR and THz radiations in strong magnetic fields will be developed. You will have an opportunity to create and develop your own line of research. Your tasks will include to operate FLARE, the THz-range free electron laser, to improve its performance and radiation characteristics, to actively participate in the preparation and execution of FLARE-related experiments, and data analysis.

Work environment

The FELIX Laboratory at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) uses intense, short-pulsed infrared and THz free electron lasers for research of matter. The four lasers (FELIX-1, FELIX-2, FELICE and FLARE) each produce their own range of wavelengths and together they provide a tuning range between 3 and 1500 µm. The radiation of the FELIX lasers is coupled to advanced instrumentation in 15 user end stations and also connects to the high field magnets at the neighbouring HFML laboratory. In user experiments the infrared radiation of the FELIX lasers interacts with molecules and materials, revealing detailed information about 3D structure, functional properties and electronic properties. The postdoctoral researcher will be embedded in an in-house user group on Condensed Matter Spectroscopy. Moreover, the FELIX Laboratory is a large research infrastructure and welcomes external users from all over the world to perform research projects. The FELIX Laboratory is a part of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University.

What we expect from you

  • a doctoral degree in physics;
  • the ability and willingness to work in a team;
  • good interpersonal skills;
  • willingness to (occasionally) work outside office hours;
  • strong affinity with experimental techniques;
  • a good command of English.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,084 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10);
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • duration of the contract: two years;
  • you will be classified as a Postdoctoral Researcher, Level 4 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help the partner of the candidate prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: FELIX Laboratory
Further information on: institute for Molecules and Materials

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Andrei Kirilyuk, Condensed Matter Spectroscopy, FELIX Laboratory
Telephone: +31 24 3653183

Dr. Britta Redlich, FELIX Users and Operations, FELIX Laboratory
Telephone: +31 24 3653947

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Ms Wendelien van der Pluijm) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Motivation letter
  • CV including the names and contact details of at least two academic references

For more information on your application: +31 24 3652131.

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