Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Boston, studying electronic spectroscopy of transient species. The main objective is to optically detect and characterize reactive intermediates that are held to participate in the early stages of pyrolysis, combustion, and atmospheric oxidation of unsaturated hydrocarbons. The species of interest are generated by a range of methods including pulsed discharge and laser photolysis, and probed using various schemes for resonance-enhanced multi-photon ionization, as well as laser-induced fluorescence and single-vibronic-level emission spectroscopy.
The applicant should have a PhD in Physical Chemistry, or be soon to receive one. Expertise with pulsed tunable lasers and molecular beams is essential; experience with electronic structure calculations is highly desirable. The applicant should possess good communication skills and have published in peer-reviewed journals. The appointment is for one year initially, but can be renewed for up to three years depending on funding and mutual satisfaction. A highly competitive salary is offered. Boston is a thriving, cosmopolitan city and one of the world’s great centres of education, and routinely ranks among the most livable cities in the United States.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to Prof. Neil Reilly at [log in to unmask] Review of applications will begin November 30 and continue until the position is filled.
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