Open Positions – updated March 2022

The Joint Attosecond Science Laboratory (JASLab) of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is seeking a motivated postdoc and a student to work on high-field photonics in quantum materials and nanostructured solids. Available topics include:

1. Multi-modal investigation of non-equilibrium phases of quantum materials. The project will develop a quantum sensing platform for dynamic probing of correlated phases in quantum materials. It will combine high-harmonic spectroscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, and ultrafast electron diffraction/scattering to reveal the interplay between charge, spin and phonons. The project is a joint undertaking between the Attosecond group at NRC, the Advanced Laser Light Source (Prof. Legare) and the group of Prof. Siwick (McGill, Montreal).

2. Nanoscale focusing of XUV high harmonics, with applications towards sub-cellular imaging of biological tissues, direct nanoscale laser writing and nonlinear XUV microscopy.

The candidate will join the team of JASLab ( and will be also part of the Joint Center for Extreme Photonics (, a new high-profile collaboration center between NRC and uOttawa. JASLab is home to cutting-edge ultrafast infrastructure as well as extensive attosecond science knowledge (in theory and experiment). These conditions put the candidate in a position to be highly productive right from the start. The connection with the University of Ottawa is strong, and part of the work will be conducted jointly with groups there, including the Max Planck-uOttawa Center for Extreme and Quantum Photonics (

If interested, or for additional information, please don’t hesitate and email

Attosecond Science at uOttawa and NRC