A postdoctoral researcher is needed to further develop and apply of a unique type of multidimensional spectroscopy, Multiple Population Period Transient Spectroscopy (MUPPETS). This method uses a sequence of six ultrafast light pulses to disentangle the heterogeneity of rates within complex materials. Systems of current interest include surfactant nanostructures, supercooled liquids, and ionic liquids.
A PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related field is required. The successful candidate will operate and maintain an ultrafast laser system, operate and modify a unique optical system that executes six-pulse experiments, collect and analyze data, develop new data-analysis techniques, and prepare results for publication. Expertise in operating ultrafast lasers and in using advanced spectroscopies is highly desirable.
Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their education and prior research experience and a CV. At least two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s current supervisor, should be sent directly from the recommenders. All materials should be sent to:
Prof. Mark A. Berg, email@example.com
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208