POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITIONS AT SRI INTERNATIONAL
The Molecular Physics Laboratory (MPL) at SRI International is searching for
well-qualified candidates for post-doctoral positions in experimental physical
chemistry. The main research project involves laboratory experiments designed to
elucidate the products of vacuum ultraviolet photolysis of methane and other
hydrocarbons in jovian planet atmospheres using photoionization and laser
fluorescence measurements. Other research projects involve experiments relevant
to state-specific OH collisional energy transfer chemistry occurring in terrestrial
planet atmospheres. Suitable candidates will need to have a basic understanding
of laser spectroscopy, experimental techniques, reaction kinetics, and atmospheric
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for laboratory operations, laser
maintenance, vacuum system operation, data acquisition, data reduction and
analysis. He/She will also have the opportunity to participate in other ongoing
research projects relevant to the terrestrial and planetary atmospheres.
The postdoctoral fellow will be part of the Physical Sciences Division's Molecular
Physics Laboratory, a 25-person research group specializing in the research areas
of upper atmospheric science, biomedical optics, and trace-species detection.
Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in Chemistry or Physical Sciences. Prior experience
with lasers, molecular spectroscopy, laboratory studies of reaction dynamics or
kinetics is desirable.
SRI International is a nonprofit contract research organization, located in
Menlo Park, California, in the San Francisco Bay region, and is one of the
largest such establishments in the world. Many areas of research are
represented by the investigations carried out at SRI, including chemistry,
physics, engineering, life sciences, computer sciences, education, and a
variety of other disciplines. MPL has an international reputation for
creative and innovative research in atmospheric studies, combustion
processes, surface science, plasma research, and molecular beam research.
Appointment is for a minimum of one year, with a second year normally being
available upon mutual agreement. Full benefits are extended to Postdoctoral
Fellows, and assistance is available for relocation.
Please apply directly online at www.sri.com/jobs, for Job #100374
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