Postdoctoral Position in Laser spectroscopy of muonic atoms to measure nuclear magnetic radii

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Samstag, 24. Dezember 2016

ETH Zürich

Region Zurich

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The Institute for Particle Physics at the Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Position in Laser spectroscopy of muonic atoms to measure nuclear magnetic radii

Your task is to develop the laser system for the measurement of the hyperfine splitting in muonic hydrogen (an atom formed by a proton and a negative muon) and muonic helium. This laser system will consist of: (a) a single-frequency thin-disk laser delivering high pulse energy (b) parametric down-conversion stages with high pulse energy, high repetition rates and frequency control (c) a multi-pass enhancement cavity (c) a continuos-wave, frequency stabilised sector. You will also supervise a PhD student and participate to beam times at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

We are looking for a highly technically skilled, enthusiastic and creative Postdoctoral fellow who is willing to work in a cooperative international project . You need to have a PhD degree in physics or a related field and to have experience in cutting-edge laser development or laser spectroscopy. You have to be technologypractice-and goal-oriented. Good knowledge of English is mandatory.
Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.You will also be part of the CREMA collaboration and therefore have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists from France, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany. The project places you centrally in an interesting environment between laser development, atomic and particle physics. Your employment contract is of 36 months.
For further information please contact Dr. Aldo Antognini, by phone +41 56 310 46 14 or email

Applications should be submitted online to: ETH Zurich, Roland Munz, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich. Applications via email will not be considered.