Postdoc - cold molecules
We are seeking candidates for a post-doctoral appointment position in the area of experimental physical chemistry. This position will work in the laboratory of Dr. David Chandler in the area of production and utilization of ultracold molecules for studies of collision dynamics. The technique of kinematic cooling molecules by a single collision in a crossed atomic and molecular beam arrangement is being developed. Combing this technique with magneto-optical traps (MOT) of atoms is one area of research that is being expanded. The trapping and guiding of the cold molecules for the study of collisional relaxation at ultracold temperatures is to be studied.
Qualified candidates will possess a PhD in the areas of Physics or Chemistry. Experience with magneto-optical Traps (MOT) molecular beam apparatus, hexapole guiding fields, computer programming and high voltage electronics is desired.
The annual salary for this position is $72,100.
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If you are interested in helping us change the world, please apply ONLINE for this position at www.sandia.gov/employment/career-opp. Click on “Career Opportunities,” select job reference # 56311 (click “View All” to see all job postings), and complete an ONLINE application. Sandia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.