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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
University of Connecticut in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
 
 
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Date Posted 10/02/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

JOB SUMMARY

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) physics to join the research group of Prof. Anh-Thu Le in the Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in ultrafast intense laser-matter interactions and scientific computing, and to participate in supporting ongoing experimental research in ultrafast processes in AMO science in the Department  https://physics.uconn.edu/research/atomic-molecular-and-optical-physics/ .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be stationed at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. They are expected to carry out theoretical and computational research in laser-controlled molecular ionization, dissociation, and strong-field processes such as high-harmonic generation, laser-induced electron diffraction, and attosecond transient absorption in collaboration with the other members of the group; communicate the results in scientific publications and conferences; and contribute to the writing of research proposals in support of the activities of the group.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in theoretical physics, chemistry, or related fields
  • A track record of original contributions to the field of AMO physics
  • Strong analytical and programming skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • A primary interest in pursuing a career in research

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in ultrafast intense laser-atom/molecule interactions 
  • Experience in molecular photoionization 
  • Experience with ab initio electronic-structure quantum chemistry packages (such as Gamess, Molpro, Gaussian).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position includes a competitive salary of $53,760 and benefits. The initial one-year appointment will begin on or after November 5, 2021. The position is renewable, depending on performance and funding.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy .  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs , Staff Positions, Search #495700 to upload a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Anh-Thu Le (thu.le@uconn.edu ). Questions about the position should also be directed to Prof. Anh-Thu Le. Screening of applicants will begin immediately, and this search will remain open until the position is filled.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 31, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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