The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites applications for a position of Research Associate (post-doctoral researcher). This role includes conducting research projects in the Dantus group including but not limited to: 1) Femtosecond transient absorption of excited state reactions in condensed phase, 2) Femtosecond reaction dynamics following strong field ionization of molecules in the gas phase, 3) Controlling excited state dynamics using shaped femtosecond laser pulses.
Doctorate -Chemistry or Physics
Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or physics with significant research experience.
Applicants should have no fewer than three publications in femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, and experience with either (a) dynamics of molecular systems in solution, or (b) dynamics of molecules in the gas phase. For (a) the applicant should be familiar with pump-probe spectroscopy and transient absorption spectroscopy. For (b) the applicant should be familiar with time-of-flight ion detection methods.
Required Application Materials
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of at least 2-3 references.
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