Postdoc in EUV spectroscopy of clusters and nanodroplets 910450

A 1-year postdoc position starting from the summer 2017 is available in the cluster dynamics group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark ( The position can be filled by a person working full-time or part-time. 
The project is on setting up a new apparatus at the AMO beamline of the local synchrotron light source ASTRID2 and doing experiments on EUV photoionization of clusters and helium nanodroplets. We will use electron - ion coincidence imaging techniques to explore the various energy and charge transfer processes occurring in such systems when they absorb an energetic photon. Besides exploring the fundamental aspects of nanometer-sized matter interacting with EUV light, the goal is to learn about radiation damage in biologically and technologically relevant materials, and about the photo-physics of particles in the atmosphere and in space. The candidate could also participate in projects based in Heidelberg, Germany (dynamics of nanoplasmas) and at Elettra Sincrotrone, Trieste, Italy (EUV spectroscopy). 
The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D. degree physics or chemistry, and relevant experience in the fields of clusters or nanodroplets as well as laser or synchrotron spectroscopy is preferred.

Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.   

Read more about Aarhus University and the department at
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Marcel Mudrich,  

Application procedure
Short-listing is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

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