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Why join the Graduate School of Hamburg’s Excellence Cluster CUI?

The main goal of the Cluster of Excellence "The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging” (CUI) is to observe and analyze the ultrafast dynamics of physical, chemical, and molecular biological processes.

CUI scientists hope to gain a more precise understanding of high-temperature superconductivity, magnetism, and the development of ordered molecular structures.

Since this undertaking will require the expertise of many disciplines, scientists from physics, chemistry, biology and medicine have joined forces under the umbrella of the Cluster of Excellence CUI. The novel X-ray and electron sources on the Campus Hamburg-Bahrenfeld are an important tool for scientists in the field of photon and nano science.

Novel technologies at CUI

Novel technologies at CUI

CUI relies on strong partners:

• Universität Hamburg
• Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg
• European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hamburg
• European XFEL GmbH, Hamburg
• Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics at Universität Hamburg (MPSD)

Within its Graduate School CUI offers funded PhD and Postdoc positions in the following research areas:

A. Imaging and Control of Quantum Systems
B. Atomically Resolved Structural Dynamics
C. Dynamics of Order Formation on the Nanoscale

One of the buildings on the campus

One of the buildings on the campus

The CUI Graduate School provides an international and interdisciplinary scientist network and an English speaking working environment as well as a course programme including soft skill and language courses, winter schools and a guest and travel support program, i.e. for participation in international scientific meetings.

CUI scientist in the lab

CUI scientist in the lab

An additional important feature is the promotion of junior researchers, with a clear focus on gender and families, through CUI’s career service and award winning equal opportunities office.

Universität Hamburg aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with Hamburg’s Higher Education Act. Additionally CUI offers a mentoring program for young female scientists.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

All open positions at the CUI Graduate School can be found here.

An excellent Master’s degree in physics, chemistry or biology is expected.


Universität Hamburg

The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI)

Luruper Chaussee 149

22761 Hamburg


Tel: +49-40-8998-2206

Email: cui.career@cui.uni-hamburg.de

Web: www.cui.uni-hamburg.de/en/