A position is available for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of ultrafast spectroscopy, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) project Laser Control over Crystal Nucleation. The position advertised here involves the study of crystal nucleation and the inhibition of nucleation using ultrafast optical Kerr-effect spectroscopy to investigate gigahertz to terahertz spectroscopic signatures. The project will also involve temperature and frequency dependent rheometry (accessing milli- to kilohertz dynamics down to -160°C), calorimetry, and small- and wide-angle x-ray scattering. The work will be carried out in the Chemical Photonics group working with Prof. Klaas Wynne and three current research associates working on various aspects of the ERC project.
This post is full time with funding up to 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of a 12-month extension. The grant runs until March 2025 but a COVID extension, and hence an extension of the position to the normal three years, is very likely. More information on our research on the group website at https://wijnne.com/ and the website of the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/.
Closing Date: 28 February 2022.