Postdoc for the DiProI beamline at FERMI

Website elettrasincro Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

Deadline: 30 April 2019
Ref: DA/19/15

Company description

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research center operated as a user facility, featuring a 2.0/2.4 GeV, third-generation synchrotron light source (Elettra), a new free-electron laser light source (FERMI) and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machines and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific and technologic interest. See for more information.

Beamline / Project / Activity description

The DiProI instrument is one of the five end-stations open to the user research at EUV/soft X-ray at the FERMI seeded FEL. It is dedicated to perform scattering and diffraction experiments both in transmission and in reflection geometry exploiting the main features of the FERMI source, such as a high degree of transversal and longitudinal coherence, variable polarization and wavelength tunability. Moreover, the end-station is equipped with a non-collinear split and delay line unit to perform optically probed four-wave-mixing (FWM) experiments.

Job description

As part of the DiProI team the successful candidate will collaborate in user’s experiments and will be involved in the instrumental upgrades. He/she will be encouraged to develop original research projects and to collaborate with the staff members of the FERMI research team and external users.


A PhD degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline is required. Good knowledge of at least two of the following experimental techniques is mandatory: (i) coherent diffraction imaging or holography; (ii) small angle X-ray scattering; (iii) time resolved experiments with free electron lasers or conventional laser sources; (iv) X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy.

A track record in FEL/synchrotron experiments and instrumentation and/or in ultrafast methods would be highly desirable. Research experience in the fields of nonlinear optics, transport phenomena or magnetic dynamics would be considered a plus.

Good oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to work productively in a team are essential. A working knowledge of the Italian language would be desirable, but is not required.

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