Lawrence Berkeley Lab's, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (AMOS) group of the Chemical Sciences Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our team to investigate the dynamics of fragmenting molecules by high harmonics photon impact imaged with COLd Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (COLTRIMS)/Reaction Microscopy. The work will be carried out in a laboratory dedicated to combine an existing momentum imaging apparatus and a high harmonic laser beamline to perform experiments with short EUV-EUV/IR pump-probe pulses.
AMOS seeks to answer fundamental questions in atomic, molecular, and chemical sciences by employing existing and currently emerging tools such as synchrotron radiation, lasers, laboratory-based extreme ultraviolet sources, and electron beams. Combining these with state-of-the-art theory and experimental techniques, including charged particle momentum imaging, electron-ion coincidence, extreme ultraviolet and x-ray nonlinear spectroscopy, scattering, transient absorption, and polarization spectroscopy, we investigate fundamental chemistry and physics over a broad range of time scales and systems.
The successful postdoctoral fellow is experienced in the field of ultrafast science to join our team to investigate the dynamics of fragmenting molecules by high harmonics photon impact imaged with COLd Target Recoil Ion Momentum Spectroscopy (COLTRIMS)/Reaction Microscopy.
What You Will Do:
Conduct research on time resolved dissociative dynamics of molecules.
Responsible for day-to-day activities in the preparation of high harmonics radiation and performance of ion-electron coincidence experiments using 3D momentum spectroscopy in a laser laboratory.
Participate in ongoing projects, which target the investigation of molecular dynamics and correlation effects, using synchrotron radiation at the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab.
Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Contribute to our high safety standards, the operation, and the infrastructure of the working group (e.g. computer network, lab improvements, PR etc.).
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Ability to teach and lead coworkers, students, and interns.
Provide research support and assistance to other members of the work group as requested.
Keep detailed records of experimental procedures and results and communicate data to group and PI.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Experimental Chemistry or Physics.
Experience with complex high vacuum chambers that house electron and ion spectrometers and EUV optics.
Expertise in position sensitive particle detector techniques (multi-channel plates with delay line readout), short time metrology (fast amplifiers, constant fraction modules, TDCs), data acquisition (e.g. COBOLD, Labview), computer programming (simulation and analysis using e.g. Fortran, C++, Matlab, Python) and momentum spectroscopy.
Experience with ultrafast Ti:Sapphire laser operation, chirped pulse amplification, pulse shaping and compression, optical parametric amplification, and high harmonic generation.
Ability to work effectively with others in a collaborative research environment.
Proven ability to collect, analyze, and document research results.
Preparation of research publications (both oral and written) on experimental results.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Engineering skills (vacuum, optics, electronics, and computer).
Demonstrated ability to convey results through well-written and concise documentation.
Communicate results in group meetings and participate in professional activities.
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with members of a large multidisciplinary research team.
Well versed in giving presentations about science and technique.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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