Postdoctoral researcher in THz spectroscopy of magnetic and spintronic materials
at University of Delaware


For a collaborative research project, the groups of Prof. Benjamin Jungfleisch and Prof. Lars Gundlach at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in THz spectroscopy of magnetic materials. The project involves fabrication and characterization of magnonic and spintronic heterostructures. The position's main focus lies on time-resolved time-domain THz spectroscopy that is employed for investigating the dynamics in novel quantum materials as part of the MRSEC CHARM center at UD.


The Gundlach group is developing and using femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to investigate excited state dynamics in solid state materials and hybrid materials. THz excitations and transduction of magnonic, plasmonic, and excitonic excitations is governed by the coupling between these constituents and occurs on time-scales as short as a few femtoseconds. The necessary experimental techniques to study these processes in real time are developed, improved, and applied to novel materials systems in our group. Related publications can be found here: (1), (2)

The Jungfleisch group experimentally studies the underlying physical principles of solid-state magnetic and spintronic materials. A particular focus is investigating spin dynamics and excitations, their interaction with microwave signals and light, and the potential development of spin-based applications in low-power information technologies that could help achieve a carbon-neutral future. Related publications can be found here: (1), (2), (3)

Major Responsibilities:

- Operating and improving the time-resolved time-domain THz spectroscopy setup, including the amplified femtosecond laser system

- Synthesis, nanofabrication and characterization of magnetic heterostructures

- Conducting experiments on novel quantum materials

Applicants should have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related fields. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong demonstrated background in ultrafast laser spectroscopy, standard fabrication techniques, and characterization of magnetic/spintronic materials. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English. In addition, experience in the development and application of femtosecond time-resolved THz spectroscopy, in ultrafast spin transport and magnetization dynamics in magnetic materials will be viewed favorably.

The initial appointment is for one year; renewal is subject to performance and availability of funds. The anticipated starting date is March 1, 2023.

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications, and a list of possible references via this link: