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There are openings at the James R. Macdonald Lab.


Postdoctoral Fellows
Ultrafast Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Department of Physics
Kansas State University

The James R. Macdonald Laboratory at Kansas State University is hiring for three postdoc positions in the areas of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. The postdoc positions will work in coincidence ion and/or electron momentum imaging, femtosecond laser optics, strong-field physics and ultrafast laser-matter interactions, two-color and/or pump-probe experiments.

Some of the responsibilities and research projects include:

  • Develop coincidence momentum imaging techniques
  • Employ the above capabilities to study ultrafast molecular dynamics
  • Present the scientific results at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications

Please contact professors Artem Rudenko (rudenko@phys.ksu.edu), Daniel Rolles (rolles@phys.ksu.edu), or Itzik Ben-Itzhak (ibi@phys.ksu.edu ), if interested.

Kansas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required.

Listing updated June 2020


Postdoctoral Fellow
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Department of Physics
Kansas State University

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University is accepting applications for one to two Research Associate(s) in the area of theoretical AMO physics in the research group of Professor C. D. Lin. Applicants are expected to work on theoretical methods for reconstructing bond lengths and bond angles of molecules under conformational transitions from experimental data obtained in ultrafast keV and MeV electron diffraction (UED) and in Laser induced electron diffraction(LIED), or on modeling molecular breakup by intense lasers by incorporating excitation and ionization by returning electrons to account for multi-electron effects. Applicants with background in laser-molecule and electron-molecule collisions are preferred.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and a list of three references should be submitted to K-State Human Capital Services. Please make inquiries and arrange two or three reference letters to be sent directly to cdlin@phys.ksu.edu.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Originally posted: 09 February 2021


There may be other opportunities to join the KSU Physics Department.

Last updated on Wednesday, 07-Jul-2021