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Emmy Noether group Dynamics of Correlated Materials at the Fritz Haber Institute ( is offering a

1 Postdoc Position: Ultrafast dynamics of antiferromagnetic systems

The Emmy Noether research group Dynamics of Correlated Materials at the Fritz Haber Institute ( is offering a postdoctoral position in experimental condensed matter physics. The group investigates the ultrafast dynamical processes in strongly correlated systems, in order to understand the manifold of competing broken-symmetry ground states of those materials such as high-temperature superconductivity, magnetic orders or density wave formation. The Fritz Haber Institute and the Department of Physical Chemistry offer an excellent and interdisciplinary environment for top-of-the-line research. The group operates a world-leading high-repetition rate extreme ultraviolet (XUV) time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) setup including a momentum microscope and performs time-resolved x-ray diffraction experiments at large scale research facilities.

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This research will be embedded within the collaborative research center CRC/TRR227 Ultrafast Spin Dynamics ( The offered position concentrates on the femtosecond dynamics in antiferromagnetic systems and in ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic heterostructures. The successful candidate will investigate the ultrafast dynamics of magnetic ordering phenomena in various classes of antiferromagnetic model systems, which hold a strong relevance for future spintronic applications. In addition, coupling to ferromagnets and spin transport dynamics will be investigated in heterostructures. These systems will be mainly studied by femtosecond XUV trARPES experiments. The sample preparation will involve cleaving of single crystals and in-situ growth in ultrahigh vacuum systems using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) techniques. In addition, complementary static and time-resolved magnetic x-ray diffraction experiments at synchrotron and/or free-electron laser facilities will be performed.

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Applicants should hold a PhD degree or equivalent in physical sciences and should have a strong background and interest in at least one of the following areas:

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Applications for this position are only accepted via our online application portal. Closing date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals
Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in research  and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Laurenz Rettig, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Department of Physical Chemistry, 14195 Berlin, Germany,          email:

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