Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Physics, University of Nottingham

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Physics, University of Nottingham

A postdoctoral position funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK is available in the research group of Professor Katharine Reid at the University of Nottingham.  The position is associated with a collaborative project entitled “Photoelectron interferometry as a structural and dynamical probe”.  The project will investigate the influence that molecular alignment induced by short laser pulses has on the anisotropy of photoelectron images that have been obtained following the ionization of small polyatomic molecules.  As part of the project new means of analysing such images will be developed. The experiments will use ultrafast laser systems together with velocity-map imaging spectrometers; a significant part of the project will also involve data analysis and interpretation. The project is part of a collaboration with Russell Minns at the University of Southampton and with Henrik Stapelfeldt at Aarhus University.  Opportunities to undertake experiments in Aarhus and at advanced light source facilities such as Artemis and FERMI are expected. Candidates must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in molecular physics or physical chemistry and must have experience with high vacuum apparatus and with operating ultrafast laser systems. Experience with velocity map imaging, inversion techniques and Matlab programming will be an advantage.

The post is available immediately and the start date is negotiable. The post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of three years.

The University of Nottingham values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

Formal applications must be made through the online application system:

Nottingham: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI062418X1 (deadline July 20th, 2018)

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