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Postdoctoral Position in Experimental AMO Physics

Columbia University, New York


Columbia University Astrophysics Laboratory is inviting applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions in Experimental Atomic and Molecular Physics. The successful candidates will join the group headed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. Daniel Wolf Savin, and will participate in designing, building, and performing experiments utilizing a novel merged beams apparatus to study the interstellar chemical reactions leading to the cosmic origins of organic chemistry.

Laboratory skills required for this position include working with fast ion beams, ion optics, ultra-high vacuum techniques, infrared lasers, apparatus design and construction, and single particle detection for ions. Computer skills required include LabView, Autodesk Inventor, SIMION, Mathematics or similar, Windows, and Linux. Applicants must have a Ph.D in Physics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, or related field. A strong background in at least some of the areas listed above, a proven research ability, evidence of future research potential, and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others, and demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years; this is contingent upon the availability of funds and mutual satisfaction. Review of Applications will begin November 02, 2009. Applications will be considered until positions are filled. Positions may start as soon as December 01, 2009.,,For further information about this project, you can go to
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Dr. Savin at

Applicants should submit Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a brief statement of Research experience, and three letters of recommendations.

All application for the position must be submitted vial the link:

Closing Date
01 Feb 2010


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