Job Opportunities

PhD/Postdoc Position (active):

  • The focus of this project is to study the interplay between lattice and electronic orders in systems with strong correlations and/or symmetry-broken ground states, and to manipulate these by light-driven ultrafast structural distortions. Here, the candidate will utilize femtosecond optical pulses to manipulate systems, pressure-tuned into the vicinity of (quantum) critical points. The position is embedded in the recently established Collaborative research Center Elasto-Q-Mat (, with close ties to crystal-growth and theory groups within the consortium (for details contact Jure Demsar).

PhD Position (active):

  • This project focuses on light-driven manipulation of antiferromagnets, and is embedded in the Collaborative research Center Spin+X ( It will focus on collinear metallic antiferromagnets with high Néel temperatures and strong spin-orbit coupling, which offer new opportunities for applications in spintronics.

Potential candidate for a PhD Position should hold a MSc or an equivalent degree in Physics or Materials Science. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ultrafast laser technology/spectroscopy, magnetic materials, correlated electron systems or spintronics.

Potential candidate for a Postdoc Position should hold a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science, and should have experience in ultrafast spectroscopy of solids and proven track record.

Our lab hosts several femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopic methods, ranging from time-domain THz methods, broadband white-light spectroscopy, time-resolved MOKE, to ultrafast transmission electron diffraction. In addition, advanced sample fabrication and characterization techniques are available at the Institute.

MSc/BSc projects:

We have several open positions ranging from instrumental development (time-resolved magneto-optics, linear and non-linear THz spectroscopy, ultrafast imaging, etc.) to studies of ultrafast phenomena in advanced solids (superconductors, density waves, magnetic shape memory alloys, ferromagnets, antiferromagnets, multiferroics..) by means of ultrafast optical and diffraction techniques (see Research).


We welcome applications from researchers willing to apply for independent funding. Possible sources include:

Please contact Jure Demsar for further details.