Wednesday, October 2, 2013

PhD Student (f/m) in Quasiparticle Dynamics in Graphene

In the framework of the priority program “Graphene” of the German Research Foundation the Otto Hahn Group “Ultrafast Electron Dynamics” at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg


The Research Group works in close collaboration with the Condensed Matter Dynamics Department of Prof. Andrea Cavalleri at the MPSD and the Nanoscale Science Department of Prof. Klaus Kern at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF) in Stuttgart. The position will be based in Hamburg but explicitly contains research trips to the MPI-FKF and various Synchrotron radiation facilities worldwide. The work aims at a better understanding of the limits of the charge carrier mobility in epitaxial graphene, a truly two-dimensional carbon layer supported by a substrate. Special emphasis is put on the influence of screening, disorder, and the interaction of the massless graphene charge carriers with other quasiparticles. The experimental techniques employed include both time-resolved and static angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) as well as scanning tunneling spectroscopy/microscopy (STM/STS), providing access to the electronic structure both in momentum space and real space as well as quasiparticle dynamics in the time domain.

The successful candidate is a highly motivated and enthusiastic experimentalist with a strong background in condensed matter physics. Experience with femtosecond laser systems, ultrahigh vacuum, ARPES, or STM/STS is beneficial. The candidate should possess excellent English skills and enjoy working in an international team.
Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Condensed matter properties

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Payment will be according to the German TVöD standard.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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For further information please contact:
Dr. Isabella Gierz,email: or
Dr. Christian Ast, email:

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and the name of two references until 15/11/2013 to:

Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter
Personell Department
Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg

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