Postdoc position in theoretical quantum dynamics in Hannover, Germany

The Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position (Salary Group 13 TV-L)

to be filled on 1 July 2011. The position is limited to one year.

Job description:
The opening is within the Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research QUEST ( which has strong experimental and theoretical research activities in the area of laser-matter interactions. The work will be carried out in the group headed by Prof. Manfred Lein in the Institute for Theoretical Physics. The goal of this project is the theoretical precision investigation of molecules in intense circularly and elliptically polarised laser pulses using quantum-mechanical, density functional and semiclassical methods. Collaboration with the experimental groups in the Institute for Quantum Optics regarding coherent XUV generation is expected, as well as participation in teaching activities.

To qualify for the position, candidates must hold a PhD degree and should have experience in strong-field physics and numerical methods.

Part-time employment is possible. As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover wishes to support women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Your application should include a CV, list of publications, a statement of research interest and contact details of two potential referees.

Please send your application by 28 May 2011 to the
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Prof. Manfred Lein
Appelstr. 2
D – 30167 Hannover

For further information, please contact Manfred Lein , Tel. +49 511.762 -3291,

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