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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Physics - 516387
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date Posted 05/18/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 204461 - Physics

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: We are looking for an active, self-motivated researcher with a background in tip-enhanced Raman and Photoluminescence spectroscopies of polymeric and porphyrinic structures. It is highly desirable that the researcher has experience with time- and polarization-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. The successful candidate will lead the upgrade and operation of existing tip-enhanced spectroscopy setups. The successful candidate will lead the acquisition and analysis of sub-wavelength spectra of isolated chains and isolated aggregates in order to unveil the importance of short- and long-range Coulombic interactions in formation/stability of aggregates and aggregate hybrids.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), statement of purpose and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Applicants should contact Dr. Paulo Araujo (ptaraujo@ua.edu) with any questions regarding this position.

Skills and Knowledge: Background in optics (focus on tip-enhanced spectroscopy), soft- and condensed-matter physics (focus on polymeric and porphyrinic structures).

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in time- and polarization resolved spectroscopies. Previous Post-doc experience in tip-enhanced Raman and Photoluminescence spectroscopy is highly desired.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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