Postdoctoral scholarship in Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy

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The Department of Physics is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to participate in a project aimed at development of a mid-infrared optical frequency comb spectrometer for applications in combustion diagnostics and environmental monitoring. Application deadline is Nov 6, 2017.

Project Description
The Optical Frequency Comb Spectroscopy Group works with development and applications of optical frequency comb spectroscopy for broadband precision measurements and ultrasensitive detection of molecular species in gas phase. We are now seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in developing a mid-infrared optical frequency comb spectrometer for applications in combustion diagnostics and environmental monitoring. The system will be based on a difference frequency generation source pumped by an Yb:fiber femtosecond laser (Opt. Lett. 42, 1748, 2017) and a cavity-enhanced Vernier spectrometer (Appl. Phys. B 123, 210, 2017). The first phase of the project is to implement the Vernier spectrometer and optimize its performance using calibrated gas samples. In the next phase, the system should be optimized for detection of high-temperature spectra in flames and for detection of greenhouse gases and atmospheric species in ambient air.

The project is for two years starting in Jan 2018, the exact date can be negotiated. The stipend is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and amounts to 342 ooo SEK per year (the stipend is tax-free).

Competence requirements
The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to a PhD degree in experimental physics or equivalent subject. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline unless special circumstances exist. The applicant must have practical experience and strong interest in development of laser-based spectroscopic  systems. The applicant should be highly motivated and have the ability to do resarch independently as well as a part of the research group. The candidate must be fluent in both oral and written English.

Application
The application should include:

  1. A motivation letter describing previous research experience relevant to the project (max 2 pages).
  2. Curriculum vitae with a list of publications.
  3. Copy of the PhD thesis.
  4. Copies of two most relevant publications.
  5. Copies of relevant exam certificates.
  6. A list of university courses with grades.
  7. Contact information of three reference persons.

Information
For more information contact Dr. Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba, aleksandra.foltynowicz@umu.se

Your complete application, marked with reference number Dnr FS 2.1.6-1537-17, should be sent in a pdf-document to medel@diarie.umu.se (state the reference number as subject) on Nov 6, 2017 at the latest.


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