Postdoc opportunity in the Weichman Lab at Princeton (spectroscopy/strong light-matter interactions)

A postdoctoral or more senior researcher position is available in the area of strong light-matter interactions for applications in chemistry and materials functionalization in the lab of Prof. Marissa Weichman at the Princeton University Department of Chemistry. The start date is flexible, with an anticipated start date in spring or summer 2022. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The Weichman Lab works at the interface of chemistry and physics, using spectroscopy to study the structure, dynamics, and chemistry of molecular and materials systems. One major thrust of our work is to understand the behavior of polaritons, hybrid light-matter states formed through strong resonant interactions between a molecular ensemble and the photonic mode of an optical cavity. We are harnessing new cavity architectures and ultrafast and precision spectroscopies to investigate the emergent properties of such systems. Specific project directions can be determined in part through conversation with the candidate, based on their expertise and scientific interests.

Priority will be given to candidates with strong backgrounds in experimental physical chemistry, laser spectroscopy, and optics, and with excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience in instrument building, microfluidics, nanofabrication, and/or materials characterization will be viewed favorably.

Princeton University offers a competitive salary and benefits for postdoctoral researchers, along with many resources for professional development (https://postdocs.princeton.edu).

Interested applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/24741 and submit a cover letter, a CV with a publication list, and names and contact information for three references. Any inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Marissa Weichman at weichman@princeton.edu.

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