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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Chemistry 10032142
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites applications for a position of Research Associate (post-doctoral researcher).  This role includes conducting research projects in the Dantus group including but not limited to:  1) Femtosecond transient absorption of excited state reactions in condensed phase, 2) Femtosecond reaction dynamics following strong field ionization of molecules in the gas phase, 3) Controlling excited state dynamics using shaped femtosecond laser pulses.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Chemistry or Physics

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry or physics with significant research experience.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants should have no fewer than three publications in femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, and experience with either (a) dynamics of molecular systems in solution, or (b) dynamics of molecules in the gas phase. For (a) the applicant should be familiar with pump-probe spectroscopy and transient absorption spectroscopy. For (b) the applicant should be familiar with time-of-flight ion detection methods.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of at least 2-3 references. 

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