The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics at the Universität Hamburg (MPSD), the Max Planck Advanced Study Group (MP-ASG) at the Center for Free Electron Laser Science, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), the Universität Hamburg, and the European XFEL GmbH.
Our research focuses on ultra-intense electron and x-ray sources for directly observing atomic motions during primary events, and ultrafast imaging over the relevant length and time scales to come to new levels of understanding of the interplay between structure and dynamics.
Specific areas include theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter and atomically resolved dynamics, fundamental light-matter interaction, accelerator-based light sources, coherent imaging, coherent controlled molecular and solid state dynamics, molecule imaging, extreme timescale spectroscopy, ultrafast optics and x-ray science, relevance and applications in chemistry, biology and medicine.
- a 3-year PhD programme with cross-disciplinary thesis research in a vibrant, international scientific environment
- supervision and mentorship by a team of internationally renowned experts and additional support through an advisory panel
- State-of-the-art research facilities
- advanced training opportunities (scientific, skills, career) in English
- funding in form of stipends or contracts
We are looking for motivated applicants with an excellent academic background and an interest in the above areas. Applicants will hold (or are about to complete) an M.Sc. degree, a German “Diplom” or an equivalent degree in Physics, Chemistry or related areas.
Applications must be submitted online at our website www.imprs-ufast.de. The deadline is 13th January 2014. PhD projects start in summer/autumn 2014.
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