Deadline: 2015-01-27
Level Of Study: PhD

15 Ph.D. scholarships in ultrafast science, International Max Planck Reearch School

PhD fellowships in Ultrafast Science IMPRS-UFAST, Hamburg, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging and Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a structured postgraduate programme offering 15 fully-funded Ph.D. positions for admission in 2015.

We are looking for new fellows to start in 2015. Have you graduated or are you about to graduate with a Master degree or equivalent? If you are a physicist, chemist, molecular biologist or nanoscientist with excellent grades, we would very much like to hear from you.


Our research focuses on ultra-intense electron and x-ray sources for directly observing atomic motions during primary events, and ultrafast imaging over the relevant length and time scales to come to new levels of understanding of the interplay between structure and dynamics.

Specific areas include theoretical and experimental aspects of condensed matter and atomically resolved dynamics, fundamental light-matter interaction, accelerator-based light sources, coherent imaging, coherent controlled molecular and solid state dynamics, molecule imaging, extreme timescale spectroscopy, ultrafast optics and x-ray science, relevance and applications in chemistry, biology and medicine.


We offer

  • a 3-year PhD programme with cross-disciplinary thesis research in a vibrant, international scientific environment
  • supervision and mentorship by a team of internationally renowned experts and additional support through an advisory panel
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • advanced training opportunities (scientific, skills, career) in English
  • funding in form of stipends or contracts
  • Travel budget and funding for German language classes


Applications must be submitted online at our website The deadline is 25th January 2015. PhD projects start in summer/autumn 2015. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Please address your questions to Dr. Sonia Utermann at

The International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics (IMPRS-UFAST) is a joint venture of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), the Universitat Hamburg and the European XFEL GmbH.


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