Research Associate in Controlled Molecule Imaging University of Hamburg Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/Physics Germany

Faculty/Department:Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences/PhysicsSeminar/Institute:Controlled Molecule Imaging

UniversitätHamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the projects

1. Laser-induced chirality in molecules and fundamental symmetry aspects (experiment)

2. Laser-induced chirality in molecules and fundamental symmetry aspects (theory)

3. Laser-induced electron diffraction of chemical dynamics(experiment)

4. Imaging controlled nanoparticles: Cooling, controlling, and imaging of nanoparticles(exp.)

5. Novel electrospray sources for atomic-resolution single-particle imaging(experiment)

in accordance with Section28subsection 3 of theHamburg higher education act (Ham-burgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). The position commences on as soon as possible.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13and calls for 75% of standard work hours per week*.

The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of3 years.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in ac-cordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).


Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates can also pur-sue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties:

In these experiments you work on forefront experimental setups for the control and atomic-res-olution imaging of molecules and molecular structures. This includes the extension of experi-mental setups with novel techniques for improved control as well as for better highest-resolu-tion imaging at the fastest to timescales. These setups will be exploited in in-house table-top experiments as well as incollaborative campaigns in laboratories across Germany and Europe and at large-scale facilities in Hamburg (Petra, FLASH, Eu.XFEL) and worldwide. In the variousprojects, techniques range from the control of small/moderate-sizemolecules with electric and laser fields over hydrodynamic focusing and cryogeneic buffer-gas coolingof (biological and ar-tificial) nanoparticles, which can also be focused in funnels of light.

All experiments are complemented with theory within our group and in collaboration with part-ners in Hamburg and outside. Specifically, the announced theory position is for the development of descriptions of the creation and the probing of chirality, which has most significant applica-tions from fundamental physics to the complexity of life.


A university degree in a relevant field. Strongmotivation for independent researchwork withinthe teamand collaborations.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled appli-cants.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jochen Küpper, email: jochen.kuepper@cfel.deor consult our website at

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s). The application deadline is 30 April 2019. Please send applications to:, preferably including 23 letters of recommendation.

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.

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