European Initial Training Network (ITN) CORINF offers PhD Scholarships in the field of laser-matter interaction, molecular physics, and attosecond science at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Study Subject(s):Theoretical Physics
Scholarship Provider: European Initial Training Network (ITN) CORINF
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Qualified candidates should possess an excellent masters or diploma degree in theoretical physics or theoretical chemistry. A solid background in quantum mechanics is a prerequisite, programming experience would be advantageous. Good command of the English language is required, knowledge of German beneficial, but not required. Most importantly, however, the candidate should be highly motivated to enter an interesting and challenging project. Since the network, the EU, and the Humboldt University are very interested to increase the number of female scientists, women are especially encouraged to apply.
Due to this project being part of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, strict eligibility rules apply. Applicants must not be nationals of the state in which the project and research is to take place
in this case Germany. Applicants also must not have lived, worked, or studied in Germany for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. To qualify as “Early Stage Researcher” applicants must not already have more than 4 years research experience, measured from the time a first degree qualifying forPhD studies has been obtained.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: A PhD position (Early Stage Researcher Fellowship) is available in the theory group Modern Optics at the Department of Physics of the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) in the field of laser-matter interaction, molecular physics, and attosecond science. The specific research topic is the theoretical investigation of molecules in ultrashort intense laser pulses. For this purpose, the methods and codes developed in the group for describing the interaction of lasers with molecules (fully quantum mechanically) should be extended and applied. One of the goals is an investigation whether it is possible to follow electronic and/or nuclear dynamics in chemical reactions on the sub-femtosecond time scale.
The position is funded within the European Initial Training Network (ITN) CORINF that comprises about 15 research groups distributed over Europe. The payment follows the corresponding ITN rules (usually more than competitive to national PhD salaries). The network provides training schools and regular meetings as well as funding for attending international workshops and conferences. The student is also encouraged to perform research stays at other nodes of the network.
How to Apply: By EmailScholarship Application Deadline: May 31, 2012 .