University of Central Florida, Dr. Fang's lab/Department of Physics/College of Sciences

Position ID:University of Central Florida-Dr. Fang's lab/Department of Physics/College of Sciences-POSTDOC [#20417]
Position Title: Postdoc fellow (experimentalist) in AMO
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Orlando, Florida 32816, United States
Subject Areas: Physics / Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Attosecond science, Experimental Physics, optics, Optics and Photonics, Strong field physics, Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics, Ultrafast Physical Chemistry, Ultrafast Science, X-ray Science
Appl Deadline:2022/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/05, updated 2021/11/14, listed until 2022/08/31)
Position Description:    

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A position as Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Ultrafast Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO) and Attosecond Science is available at University of Central Florida in the group of Dr. Li Fang. The candidate selected will participate in studies using table-top attosecond light sources and e/ion spectroscopy to investigate electron and ion dynamics during and post photoabsorption of atomic and molecular systems. Candidates with a background in experimental physics with an emphasis on strong field or attosecond physics and experience in electron/ion spectroscopy, high-power ultrafast lasers will have first consideration.

The University of Central Florida is rapidly becoming a major center for the experimental and theoretical study of ultrafast electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and solids, and a point of reference on the East coast of the United States for the international attosecond community.

Duties and Responsibilities: The researcher will be primarily responsible for building a spectrometer system and assisting with setting up an attosecond beamline for carrying out experiments using the XUV/x-ray photon sources in on-campus laboratories. The researcher will carry out scientific experiments using the instruments and apparatus and perform data analysis. The research project concerns the interaction of atomic and molecular systems with ultrashort laser pulses in the short-wavelength range. Additional duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate research work in laboratories, and assisting experiments carried out at off-campus facilities. The researcher is expected to publish papers in the refereed literature, and to attend professional meetings to present results of this research.

Minimum qualifications: a PhD in physics or related field. Candidates with a background in electron/ion spectroscopy, high-power ultrafast lasers, and strong field physics will be preferentially considered.

A successful candidate may start in the position as early as December 2021.

Special instructions to applicants. To apply, the candidates must provide the following documentation: 1. A cover letter (pdf) explaining why they believe they meet the qualifications required and preferred for the position, what are their research interests, how they matured them, and why they think the position on offer is consistent with their academic trajectory. 2. Curriculum vitae (pdf), including a complete list of their publications. 3. Copies of two representative publications. 4. the candidates must arrange for three letters of reference, to be uploaded.

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a large public research university, with a growing Physics Department and a College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL) with few equals in the world. In the latest survey, UCF graduate program in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics has been ranked 12th in the U.S. UCF main campus is located on the outskirt of Orlando, a city of everlasting Summer.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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Further Info:
4111 Libra Dr. PSB 430
Orlando, FL 32816