Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
James R. Macdonald LaboratoryKansas State University
The J.R. Macdonald Laboratory, Department of Physics, Kansas State University, is seeking up to four POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES in experimental and theoretical ultrafast laser science. Our Lab is currently expanding with the addition of the 10 kHz, 2 mJ, 21 fs, CEP-stable JRML PULSAR laser and the 20 mJ, 25 fs, 1 kHz, CEP-stable HITS laser. Such expansion will require several new developments such as few-cycle CEP-stable pulses at 800 nm and in the mid-IR, waveform synthesis in the mid-IR, and pulse shaping of few-cycle pulses at 800 nm and in the mid-IR. All developments will finally aim at studying ultrafast light-induced dynamics in atoms, molecules, and nanostructures and will require theoretical support.
Possible research projects include (but are not limited to)
(i) Development of high-flux high-order harmonic source capable of producing isolated attosecond pulses;
(ii) Development of intense, few-cycle CEP stable mid-IR source
(iii) IR / optical / XUV pump-probe experiments in ultrafast photochemistry employing COLTRIMS/VMI techniques;
(iv) High-harmonic spectroscopy of ultrafast molecular dynamics;
(v) Development of molecular alignment and orientation methods for such experiments;
(vi) Imaging and control of ultrafast electron motion in nanoscale systems (isolated nanoparticles and nanostructured solids).
(vii) Experiments at free-electron lasers
(viii) Theoretical treatment of these, and other, strong-field processes.
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physics, physical chemistry or a related field at the time position begins. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: femtosecond laser systems; strong-field physics and ultrafast laser-matter interactions; high harmonic generation; pulse shaping for coherent control.
The appointment will be a term appointment. The successful candidate(s) should also demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring of graduate students and to serving a diverse population. Screening of applications will begin January 2, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application and a vita including a list of publications to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the same address.
Kansas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required.
Date Posted: 11/19/12