T-Rex PostDoc Research Associate at FERMI

Website Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

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 and a variety of support laboratories. The extremely high quality of the machine and beamlines has set new performance records and has been producing results of great scientific interest. See http://www.elettra.eu for more information. A free-electron laser (FEL) based, fourth generation source – FERMI – is currently under commissioning. See http://www.elettra.eu/FERMI/ for more information.

The T-ReX Laboratory at Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. is complementary to FERMI and is a facility open to users, based on table-top laser sources and time-resolved spectroscopies. These include an advanced endstation for Time and Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy (TR-ARPES) with 6 eV, 9 eV and HHG ultrafast probes and several time-resolved optical spectroscopies with photon energies ranging from the UV to the mid-IR.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of the T-ReX team and will operate, commission and develop the T-ReX spectroscopies and end-stations. Furthermore, he/she will contribute in setting up pump-probe experiments involving the use of the ultrafast laser sources, the optical spectroscopies, the TR-ARPES endstation and the HHG source. Additionally, he/she will take part in the experimental activity of the T-ReX team as well as assist external users. He/she will be also encouraged to establish his/her own research projects and collaborations with the users community.


A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or a related discipline together with experience in ultrafast laser sources, time-resolved techniques and ultrafast electron and photon spectroscopies are required. Experience with pump-probe experiments is also mandatory. Familiarity with ultra-high-vacuum equipment would be an asset. A suitable knowledge of the working principles of ultrafast lasers, of non-linear optical devices, and of harmonics generation techniques is desirable. Research experience in the physics of complex material (correlated, topological) is required, and numerical analysis expertise would be a bonus. The ability to prioritize and to interact with staff at all levels and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is required.
Good oral and written communication skills in English are essential.

The deadline for the submission of application is 27/04/2018. The appointment envisioned is a fixed term contract of an initial duration of 12 months.
The salary will be commensurate with previous experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, the names and contact information (including electronic mail) of at least two references.

We thank all applicants in advance.
Applications should be sent by e-mail: jobs@elettra.eu

For more information, please contact Prof. F. Parmigiani (fulvio.parmigiani@elettra.eu) and F. Cilento (federico.cilento@elettra.eu)

The position number E/18/02 should be clearly written on the application. The application must be accompanied by the following signed statement:
“The undersigned authorizes Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. to handle his/her personal data for the purpose associated with the present announcement, within the meaning of Italian D.Lgs. 196/03”.