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Fellow (Post Doc) (J.R. Macdonald Laboratory)

Apply now Department: 3670020140 Macdonald James R Laboratory
Job no: 506763
Work type: Post Doc
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Natural / Quantitative Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The J.R. Macdonald Laboratory, Department of Physics, Kansas State University, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in ultrafast AMO physics. The position is part of a recently awarded grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study ultrafast electronic and nuclear dynamics in molecules using novel short-pulse X-ray sources such as X-ray free-electron lasers:


Some of the responsibilities and research projects include:

  • Development of a setup for generating short-pulse ultraviolet radiation with an 800-nm femtosecond drive laser.
  • Prepare and conduct experiments at X-ray free-electron laser facilities in Stanford, CA, and Hamburg, Germany.
  • Employ the above capabilities to study ultrafast electronic and nuclear dynamics in atoms and molecules.

Why Join Us:

The Macdonald Laboratory https://jrm.phys.ksu.edu/ The Kansas State University Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (AMO) program is one of the largest in the country and ranked among the elite programs in atomic physics by US News and World Report. The faculty is funded by a diversity of grants from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Research Corporation. The AMO group consists of nine experimentalists and three theorists who are Physics faculty members. 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Physics, Physical Chemistry or a related field by the time position begin

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics with experience in one or more of the following areas:  femtosecond laser systems; strong-field physics and ultrafast laser-matter interactions with X-ray free-electron lasers or synchrotron radiation, pump-probe ion and/or electron spectroscopy.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:  Letter of application, resume and contact information for at least 3 references including e-mail addresses.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$ 47,476 - $ 60,000 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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