ORGANISATION/COMPANYVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE01/02/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONNetherlands › Amsterdam
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40.0
Job description The PhD position is in experimental physics and aims to perform the best tests of bound-state Quantum Electrodynamics in singly ionised helium (in a Paul trap) and molecular hydrogen (in a beam), in search for physics beyond the Standard Model. It involves precision spectroscopy using advanced lasers and methods, such as a frequency comb lasers, ultrafast lasers and parametric amplification, trapping, laser cooling, and nonlinear optics such as high-harmonic generation (HHG). Your duties
- experimental research, based on advanced lasers and quantum-state control, leading to scientific papers, a finished thesis, and a PhD degree
- you can be asked to perform educational duties for the department for up to 10% of your time
A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,325 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €2,972 (PhD) per month during the fourth year, based on a full-time employment. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.
The appointment will initially be for 4 years. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended for a duration of 4 years.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
- a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
- 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
- contribution to commuting expenses
- optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
- discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance)
Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter (letter of motivation) and provide the name and email address of 2 references. You can apply until 31 January 2020, but applications are evaluated continuously until the position is filled.Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Prof. dr. K.S.E. Eikema
Position: Group leader Ultrafast Laser Physics and Precision Metrology for Fundamental Tests
Web site for additional job details
- MSc in Physics, Technical Physics, Optical Physics, or similar
- knowledge of, and experience with, lasers and atomic physics is an advantage, but not required
- proficiency in written and spoken English
- show a proactive research orientation
EURAXESS offer ID: 470180
Posting organisation offer ID: 288031
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