Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/d)


The Max-Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) conducts basic research in the field of nonlinear optics and ultrafast dynamics arising from the interaction of light with matter and pursues applications that emerge from this research. It develops and uses ultrafast and ultra-intense lasers and laser-riven short-pulse light sources in a broad spectral range in combination with methods of nonlinear spectroscopy. The spectral range includes in particular XUV radiation and soft x-rays, where experiments at in-house sources are complemented with the use of accelerator driven sources such as free electron x-ray lasers. 

With its research, MBI fulfils a national mission and is an integral part of the international scientific community.


The Max-Born Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (m/f/d) to perform attosecond experiments. 

Job profile: 

In recent years we have developed two unique setups for the generation and application of intense attosecond pulses. Using this infrastructure, the successful applicant will perform attosecond-pump attosecond-probe spectroscopy in the gas phase and / or in the condensed phase. Furthermore, the applicant will be involved in the development of an attosecond plasma lens, which will be conducted in close collaboration with Dr. Jens Osterhoff (DESY, Hamburg).

The entire project will be realized in an optimum environment with respect not only to the existing infrastructure but also to the available experience and possibilities for national and international collaborations. This will provide the necessary basis for achieving essential results within shortest time as well as for their dissemination at international level.

For further information about the project, please contact Dr. Bernd Schütte (


PhD in physics, experience with attosecond physics, high-harmonic generation and experiments in the gas phase and / or the condensed phase.


MBI offers a 2-year appointment. The payment is according to the German TVöD salary scheme for scientists in public research institutions. The position is available immediately and open until filled.

MBI is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, severely handicapped persons are given preference.

MBI supports the reconcilability of family and working life and is certified as a family-friendly by the "family audit".

Please upload your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and description of previous professional activities electronically via the MBI online recruiting platform at

MBI - Leibniz-Institut / für Nichtlineare Optik u. Kurzzeitspektroskopie , Max-Born-Institut

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Location: Germany, Berlin
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