Structural & Electronic Surface Dynamics
Research Group Ralph Ernstorfer, ERC project FLATLAND
Structural & Electronic Surface Dynamics
Research Group Ralph Ernstorfer, ERC project FLATLAND
Structural & Electronic Surface Dynamics
Research Group Ralph Ernstorfer, ERC project FLATLAND

Join us

If you share our enthusiasm about ultrafast phenomena in condensed matter and look for an interesting research project as postoc or in the context of a Master’s or PhD program, please contact Ralph Ernstorfer.

There are open positions for PhD students and postdocs within the ERC-funded research project ‘FLATLAND: Electron-lattice-spin correlations and many-body phenomena in 2D semiconductors and related heterostructures‘.


Postdoctoral position on Physical Inference from Multidimensional Photoemission Data within the Max Planck Research Network BiGmax.

State-of-the-art photoemission spectroscopy generates information-rich multidimensional data. In acollaboration with the Department of Empirical Inference of the MPI for Intelligent Systems, we aim for novel approaches to extract information from this high-volume data. A short project description can be found here.


PhD position in the DFG-funded project Time-, momentum- and energy-resolved dynamics of excitons and phonons in TMDC/organic hybrids.

This project is embeded in the Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich 951) HIOS (Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Systems). Your task is the investigation of ultrafast phonon dynamics in HIOS with femtosecond electron diffraction.


Master project: Development of femtosecond electron holography and Visualization of photocurrents in nanoobjects.

We developed femtosecond point-projection microscopy as an ultrafast microscopy technique for the investigation of carrier motion in nanoobjects. Conceptually, our experimental scheme is very similar to the first implementation of in-line holography presented by Dennis Gabor in 1948. The aim of this project is the implementation of femtosecond electron in-line holography and its use for filming charge carrier motion in 2D materials and molecular systems.