Postdoctoral Research Associate – Laser Spectroscopy for the Study of Chemical Reactions

Washington State University

Accessible Title(s):

306-NN_FACULTY – Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate

Enterprise Title:

Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate – Laser Spectroscopy for the Examine of Chemical Reactions

Worker Kind:

School (+) (Mounted Time period)

Time Kind:

Full time

Place Time period:

12 Month

Place Particulars:

Abstract of Duties:

We need to rent an experimentalist who enjoys hands-on work and problem-solving in a fast-paced analysis setting.

Utilizing spatial gentle modulators, optical part conjugation, and self-healing laser beams, the profitable candidate will work on varied elements of the analysis venture, together with sensor growth, optical characterization of supplies, knowledge evaluation, and modeling. Occasional journey with entry to Division of Power (DOE) amenities is required.

Duties embrace, however are usually not restricted to:

  • Carry out a wide range of laser-based optical spectroscopy measurements (e.g., Raman, fluorescence, fluorescence lifetime)

  • Independently outline and full experimental initiatives and duties

  • Conduct and analyze analysis experiments, doc processes and procedures, and put together stories and publications as applicable

  • Take the lead within the design, growth, and use of optical gear and programs for optical measurements and different laser-based diagnostics

Required {Qualifications}:

A robust, hands-on experimental background is important for this place. The required skilled {qualifications} and private attributes are:

  • A current Ph.D. diploma in Physics, Optics, Chemistry, or associated discipline with a robust experimental background in optical physics, optical spectroscopy, lasers, or optoelectronics

  • Robust educational and analysis background associated to optical and spectroscopy experiments and glorious problem-solving expertise

  • Palms-on expertise with optical spectroscopy methods, knowledge acquisition, and knowledge evaluation

  • Graduate or post-graduate expertise at a U.S. Tutorial Establishment or Nationwide Laboratory

  • Good oral and written communication expertise (i.e., potential to have interaction in scientific discussions and clearly categorical and perceive concepts, and skill to summarize analysis ends in a succinct written method)

  • Potential to carry out impartial analysis

  • Essential considering, logic, clear sense of objective, consideration to element, and accountability

  • Should be capable of get hold of a badge at U.S. Division of Power amenities to achieve entry to restricted areas/info

Most popular {Qualifications}:

The perfect candidate may also have expertise with:

  • Raman spectroscopy

  • Nonlinear optics

  • Spatial gentle modulators

  • Wavefront shaping

Further Info:


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Division Title:

Institute for Shock Physics / Utilized Sciences Laboratory (ASL)

Metropolis, State, Zip:

Spokane, WA 99202

Division Hyperlink:

Institute for Shock Physics Utilized Science Laboratory

Annual Wage: $70,000 – $75,000 Commensurate with expertise and {qualifications}.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110 , the above wage displays the complete wage vary for this place. Particular person placement throughout the vary is predicated on the candidate’s present expertise, schooling, expertise, and skills associated to the place. WSU affords a complete advantages package deal which incorporates paid sick and trip go away; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and incapacity insurance coverage package deal for workers and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and non-compulsory supplemental retirement accounts. For a extra detailed abstract of advantages provided by WSU for School please overview the abstract of advantages for WSU School and Complete Compensation


It is a momentary place by which the appointment is made on an annual foundation. Subsequent renewals are topic to efficiency appraisal, mutual consent, and out there funding. Lengthy-term, multi-year analysis funding is predicted.

Posting Shut Date:

Candidates should submit their accomplished utility by Monday, October 16, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Background Verify:

This place has been designated by the division to require a background verify as a result of it requires entry to youngsters or weak adults as outlined by RCW 74.34, engages in legislation enforcement, requires safety clearance, interacts with WSU college students in a counseling or advising capability, has entry to private figuring out and/or monetary info, unsupervised entry to school buildings/property, or different business-related want.  A background verify is not going to be accomplished till an preliminary willpower of qualification for employment has been made.

Software Directions:

As part of the appliance course of, candidates are requested to submit a canopy letter to the eye of Dr. Hergen Eilers addressing the required and most well-liked {qualifications} for this place, a CV, and the names and phone info for 3 skilled references. 

  • Exterior candidates, please add all paperwork within the “Resume/CV” part of your utility. Inner candidates, please add all paperwork within the “Resume/Cowl Letter” part of your utility. 

  • Paperwork could also be submitted in a single file or separate information.

  • Candidates are inspired to add as a PDF if doable.

  • Candidates will probably be requested to supply contact info for skilled references throughout the on-line utility.

Required Paperwork:

  • Cowl Letter

  • CV

  • Contact info for 3 skilled references

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