Postdoctoral position for the EIS-TIMER beamline at FERMI

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Ref: DB/19/32

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 EIS-TIMER instrument is designed for performing transient grating (TG) experiments in the extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray regime, with the aim at investigating condensed matter dynamics at the nanoscale and the outlook of developing a broader array of soft x-ray four-wave-mixing (XFWM) spectroscopies. At present the principal research topics that are being developed include nanoscale thermal transport, ultrafast magnetic dynamics and phonon spectroscopy in non-crystalline solids. See for more information.

Job description

The successful candidate is expected to propose and develop his/her original research project, mainly based on extreme ultraviolet/soft x-ray TG. He/she will be also encouraged to collaborate with the staff members of the FERMI team and with external collaborators for carrying out user experiments at FERMI.


A PhD in experimental physics or related fields is required. A track record in FEL/synchrotron experiments and in ultrafast methods (in particular those based on TG/FWM and on EUV/soft x-ray radiation)  would be  highly desirable. Experience in the fields of nonlinear optics, transport phenomena, magnetic dynamics, nanostructures and disordered systems would be appreciated.

Good time management skills and ability to prioritize are expected, together with the ability to interact with staff and facility users at all levels and to work productively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential. A working knowledge of the Italian language would be desirable, but is not required.

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