PhD Student (f/m/d) Ultrafast CISStronics: Chiral-Induced Spin Selectivity effect on ultrashort timescalesFull PhD

  • English

    Working Language

  • Dresden


  • 06 Jul 2024

    Application Deadline

  • 19 Aug 2024

    Starting Date


Open Positions


Time Span

19 Aug 2024 for 3 years

Application Deadline

06 Jul 2024



Type of Position

Full PhD

Working Language


Required Degree
  • Diplom
  • Master
Areas of study

Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Experimental Physics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, Clothing Engineering, Foundry Engineering, Glass Engineering, Ceramics (Materials Engineering), Plastics Engineering, Materials Science, Metal Engineering, Paper Engineering, Textile Engineering, Materials Technology, Materials Engineering



With cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, around 1,500 employees from more than 70 nations at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are committed to mastering the great challenges facing society today.

The Institute of Radiation Physics conducts research for states of matter under extreme conditions and in very small dimensions.

The Department of "High-field THz driven Phenomena" is looking for a PhD Student (f/m/d) Ultrafast CISStronics: Chiral-Induced Spin Selectivity effect on ultrashort timescales. 

Your tasks

  • Designing and fabricating lithographically patterned metallic multilayer films and integrating them with organic molecules
  • Investigating the structural and optical properties of organic/inorganic hybrid systems
  • Exploration of magnetization and electron spin dynamics on ultrashort timescales
  • Proof-of-concept demonstration for energy-efficient, ultrafast spintronic emitters based on organic/inorganic hybrids

Your profile

  • Completed university studies (Master/Diploma) in the field of Physics, optics, Material sciences, Physical chemistry or related field
  • Experience with optical methods, nonlinear optics and short-pulsed laser systems
  • Expertise in the field of magnetism and/or terahertz-physics
  • Basic experience in scientific computational software and methods
  • Good and active communication skills as well as an independent way of working
  • Willingness to work across disciplines in diverse teams
  • Good written and oral language skills in English, knowledge of German is an advantage

Our offer

  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment
  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities
  • A structured PhD program with a comprehensive range of continuing education and networking opportunities - more information about the PhD program at the HZDR can be found here
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • An employer subsidy for the "Deutschland-Ticket Jobticket"

We look forward to receiving your application documents (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.), which you can submit via our online-application-system:

Required Documents

Required Documents
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Certificates
  • List of publications
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