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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Laboratory for Advanced Analytical Technologies develops innovative analytical methods for materials science and offers a
Postdoc on Laser–Driven Soft X-ray Generation & Spectroscopy
The ability to generate soft X-rays in a compact tabletop setup permits studies in the home lab that are otherwise only possible at synchrotron. Besides the optimization of the existing tabletop setup, the main scientific goal is the optical control of the pump and signal pulses, for the application in materials science using soft X-ray spectroscopy.

Your responsibilities
You are actively involved in the advancement and deployment of a chirped pulse amplification system. The generated high power pulses are used for irradiation of materials, to study processes in materials such as shocks, ion implantation and plasma-driven X-ray amplification. The system will be automated and made self-optimizing with an array of sensors. You will strengthen our team to carry out experiments and publish results in peer review journals.
Your profile
You are an experimental scientist with PhD in Optics, Physics or Engineering, with strong lab experience in the field, such as lasers, wave optics, raytracing codes, signal acquisition, data processing and pulse characterization techniques such as FROG. Knowledge in digital techniques and advanced data treatment is a plus. You are fluent in English in both oral and written. You are motivated to pursue an international scientific career and to strengthen your and our network.

We offer an exciting position in a top-class research institution and infrastructure in an interdisciplinary environment with modern working conditions. You will have the opportunity to develop in a research field that receives great attention in science and society. The starting date of this position is as soon as possible.
For further information about the position please contact PD Dr. Davide Bleiner davide.bleiner@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s502 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, list of publications, CV, detailed grades obtained during your studies and a list of referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

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