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Theoretical Physics on high-energy atomic processes in extremely strong laser fields

The Theory Division at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) is seeking applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the group of Prof. Christoph H. Keitel, within the team led by Dr. K. Z. Hatsagortsyan and devoted to the theoretical investigation of relativistic regimes in super-strong laser field interaction with atomic systems as well as to the strong field physics in the extreme ultraviolet frequency and ultrashort time domain.

We offer a stimulating research environment, including close contacts within the European Extreme-Light-Infrastructure (ELI) aimed at building the internationally most intense laser facility to investigate laser-matter interaction in the unexplored ultra-relativistic regime.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate who should have an excellent publication record in the relevant research areas of strong field physics.

Please send your application including CV, list of publications, statement of research interest as well as the contact details of three potential referees by email to Dr. K. Z. Hatsagortsyan.

Postdoc-Ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction

Ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction is an exciting area of research due to its applications ranging from particle acceleration, laser-driven fusion, next generation of short-wavelength radiation sources, laboratory astrophysics and investigating fundamental physical processes of quantum electrodynamics (QED) origin in intense laser fields. We seek a postdoc to carry out theoretical research in any of the above mentioned areas, with a focus on including the QED effects (radiation reaction, pair-production) in ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction.

Candidate is expected to have a good background in either theoretical plasma physics or QED processes in intense laser fields, and is willing to carry out, under adequate guidance, both analytical and numerical investigations of the physical processes in ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction. For numerical calculations, we use open source particle-in-cell (PIC) codes. However, we are also interested in the development of in-house codes for investigating specific problems in the areas of QED processes in ultra-intense laser fields, as well as studying the multi-scale plasma physics processes relevant for the ongoing laboratory astrophysics experiments.

Please send your application including CV by email to Naveen Kumar.