06/05/2020
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PhD Student Position on Theory of Structured Attosecond Pulses Applied to Ultrafast Magnetism

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad de Salamanca
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/07/2020 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Salamanca
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,50
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    851201

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Salamanca invites application for a 4-year PhD Student position to start in September 2020. The position is part of the project ATTOSTRUCTURA, “Structured attosecond pulses for ultrafast nanoscience”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 851201), supervised by Dr. Carlos Hernández-García, and with a duration of 5 years. The candidate will be co-advised by Dr. Rocío Yanes (expert in spin dynamics simulations and magnetic textures) and Dr. Carlos Hernández-García (expert in ultrashort laser pulses and nonlinear optics).

The PhD candidate will enroll the project “Structured attosecond pulses for ultrafast nanoscience” at the Laser Applications and Photonics Research group (ALF-USAL) at University of Salamanca (https://laser.usal.es/alf/en/home/). The candidate will find a dynamic and international working environment, and will enrol in the theoretical group. ALF-USAL is an interdisciplinary Optics research group with expertise in both theory (strong-field physics, nonlinear optics, ultrafast phenomena, attosecond science) and experiments (ultrashort pulse characterization, pulse shaping, photonic crystals, ultrashort micro-machining).

The candidate will explore the application of ultrashort structured pulses in ultrafast magnetism, an emerging field that is opening exciting scenarios in laser-matter interaction at the most fundamental level, merging the fields of Optics and Magnetism. The candidate will be advised thus by two experts in each of those fields:

Dr. Rocío Yanes (expert in spin dynamics simulations and magnetic textures, see publications list at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=pGU-yc4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao)

Dr. Carlos Hernández-García (expert in ultrashort structured laser pulses and nonlinear optics, see publication list at http://diarium.usal.es/carloshergar/scientific-journals/)

Application deadline: July 24th 2020.

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Benefits

CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

  • Type of contract:
    • PhD contract
    • Limited to four years.
    • Full-time employee (37,5 hours a week)
  • Economic compensation:
    • Gross salary of:
      • 1.300 €/month (14 salaries), during the first and second years.
      • 1.384 €/month (14 salaries), during the third year.
      • 1.702 €/month (14 salaries), during the fourth year.
  • Research Project:
    • ATTOSTRUCTURA, “Structured attosecond pulses for ultrafast nanoscience”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
  • Workplace:
  • Estimated starting date: September 2020.

Eligibility criteria

  • University degree in Physics.
  • Master program, Physics-related.
  • Advanced level of English: higher than B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a promising track record of achievements appropriate to their career stage.

Selection process

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process is governed by the principles of publicity, equality, merit, and ability, constituting the effect one selecting body composed of representatives of the group of research of USAL.

The selection process will consist of two phases:

1. Analysis phase and curricular value of all nominations received, classified on the basis of better adaptation of the Curriculum vitae to the profile established and compliance with the requirements.

2. Personal interview: the three candidates with the highest scores in the Phase 1 will be selected for a personal interview.

SELECTION COMMISSION

The selection commission will be made up of the two co-advisors, Dr. Rocío Yanes and Dr. Carlos Hernández-García, and one member of the research team Laser Applications and Photonics Research group (ALF-USAL) at University of Salamanca.

Additional comments

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Development of theoretical methods to describe the interaction of femtosecond and attosecond structured laser pulses with antiferromagnetic materials, using state-of-the-art high-performance computing techniques.
  • Theoretical studies of the manipulation of magnetic properties, such as the generation of skyrmionic structures, using structured laser pulses at the femtosecond and attosecond timescales.
  • Development and implementation of theoretical simulations of laser-matter interactions in solids, including particle-in-cell (PIC).

APPLICATION

  • Application deadline: July 24th 2020.
  • Interested candidates should send a CV (maximum 3 pages), a complete list of grades during his/her Physics degree and Master program, a personal statement with interests and reasons for applying, and two recommendation letters to Dr. Carlos Hernández-García (carloshergar@usal.es)
  • contact Dr. Carlos Hernández-García (carloshergar@usal.es)

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in Physics.
  • Master program, Physics-related.
  • Advanced level of English: higher than B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate a promising track record of achievements appropriate to their career stage.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
o Laser Applications and Photonics Research group (ALF-USAL) at University of Salamanca (https://laser.usal.es/alf/en/home/), Spain.
Spain
Salamanca
Salamanca
37008
Plaza de la Merced, s/n

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