Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences Division has an opening for a Ultrafast Scientist Postdoctoral Fellow Scholar. The AMOS program at LBNL seeks to answer fundamental questions in atomic, molecular and chemical sciences by employing existing and currently emerging tools such as synchrotron radiation, free-electron lasers, optical lasers, laboratory-based extreme ultraviolet sources, and low-energy electron beams. Combining these tools with state-of-the-art experimental techniques, such as charged particle momentum imaging, and the development of advanced theoretical methodologies, we investigate chemistry and physics over a broad range of time scales and systems.
The successful applicant will be responsible for operations and development of ultrafast laser systems and participate in experiments to explore the chemical dynamics of single molecules and few-molecule systems in the gas phase. The experiments include time-resolved spectroscopy using electron and ion coincidence momentum imaging, including cold target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy and velocity map imaging, and employ a tabletop extreme ultraviolet beamline for the generation and control of high-order harmonics to the experiments.
What You Will Do:
Develop and perform experiments to investigate femtosecond time-resolved physical and chemical and processes in fundamental molecules and molecular systems.
Develop and use high-order harmonics of IR and visible laser pulses using a two-stage amplified ultrafast Ti:sapphire laser system and an in-vacuum beamline for extreme ultraviolet pulse generation, transport and control of extreme ultraviolet photons.
Operate and develop ultrafast laser systems, photon, electron and ion spectrometers and imaging detectors.
Collection, analysis and interpretation of multidimensional experimental data sets using scientific programming with custom and commercial software.
Develop and work with existing advanced instrumentation including ultrahigh vacuum systems, in-vacuum VUV and XUV optics, in-vacuum motors and control systems, and electron and ion optics.
Excellent scientific communication including the publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences.
What is Required:
A PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or a related discipline.
Demonstrated experimental experience with ultrafast laser techniques or extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy, with application in fundamental molecular systems.
Demonstrated experience in the advanced operation of Ti:sapphire laser systems, including high bandwidth oscillators, regenerative amplifiers and multipass amplifiers, to produce pulse energies exceeding 20mJ.
Knowledge and experience on the application of in-vacuum optics, including extreme ultraviolet optical systems.
Experience in the control and monitoring of beam steering, focusing, and transmission optics using in-vacuum motors and control systems.
Experience performing fast data acquisition and analyzing multidimensional data using scientific programming languages (Matlab/Python, C++, Labview).
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge on the design and application of ultrahigh vacuum and charged particle optics.
Experience with ion and photoelectron spectroscopy.
Familiarity with nonlinear optical techniques.
Experience in the design, fabrication, and maintenance of optical and optomechanical systems.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 30, 2018.
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 paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
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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