Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ultrafast Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The Physics Department of the University of Connecticut invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of experimental Ultrafast Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics/Physical Chemistry/Ultrafast Science/Attosecond Research/Coherent Phenomena/Ultrafast Molecular Dynamics. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: attosecond dynamics using the XLEAP at LCLS-II as well as using femtosecond FELs around the world; time-resolved molecular dynamics experiments using IR and UV lasers paired with a COLTRIMS at UConn.

The candidate will be stationed either at UConn or at SLAC National Laboratory in California.


  • Ph.D. in physics or physical chemistry.


  • Expertise with ultrafast lasers, attosecond, and COLTRIMS experience is desired.


The appointment is for one year, renewable annually for an additional two to three years contingent upon satisfactory performance, mutual agreement, and funding.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


When applying online at, Staff Positions, Search #498150, candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their research experience and interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation. For further information about the position contact Nora Berrah at

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 31, 2024. 

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