PhD position (m/f/d) - Quantum Dynamics and Control

Young Researchers Heidelberg
Astronomy & Astrophysics Particle, Plasma and Quantum Physics

Job Code: 31-2019

Job Offer from November 27, 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics is one of 86 research institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V. (MPG). It carries out fundamental research in physics, amongst other topics in the field of femto / attosecond quantum dynamics in atoms and molecules.

The division of quantum dynamics and control (Prof. Thomas Pfeifer) at the Max- Planck-Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg (Germany) offers a PhD position (m/f/d).

Project description

At the cryogenic storage ring CSR reactions of ions at temperatures of about 10 K are investigated. For the detection of the reaction fragments a novel, cryogenic multi-particle spectrometer (reaction microscope) will be built up.

The PhD project includes the assembly of the spectrometer, control measurements, tests of the complete apparatus and the installation of the data acquisition. The reaction microscope will be inserted into the storage ring CSR for investigation of reactions of cold stored ions with neutral beams/intensive fs-laser pulses. The experiments aim for fundamental reaction processes, which play an important role e.g. in the interstellar space and the outer atmosphere of the earth.

Your profile / Requirements

  • Master degree in physics
  • Basic knowledge in atomic and molecular physics
  • Real interest in building an unique scientific apparatus
  • Knowledge in vacuum technology is beneficial
  • German and/or english language (good spoken and written command)
  • Good communications and team spirit

The contract period is initially limited for 3 years. The position will be filled at the earliest convenience.

The salary will be paid according to the collective agreement for civil service employees in Germany (TVöD).

The Max Planck society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics is a family-friendly employer.

For further information please contact
Dr. Claus Dieter Schröter

Applications, including a Statement of Interest, CV, publication lists and contact information of reference persons should be uploaded online with reference # 31-2019.

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg

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