Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1701388

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Ph.D. in physics with specialization in experimental atomic and laser physics in hand by October 1, 2017. Must have familiarity with cold neutral plasmas, laser cooling tuning and locking lasers to atomic frequencies., use of frequency combs, use of Ti:Sapph lasers and frequency doubling their outputs, fast photomultiplier detectors data acquisition, simulation methods.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in optics and electromagnetic theory.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Physics and Astronomy with lab research at the Postdoctral level on the use of STIRAP to populate Rydberg states of helium atoms. Manage two Ti: Sapph laser systems, vacuum systems, electric field apparatus, metastable and ion detectors. The candidate must be able to lock a laser's frequency to an atomic standard and to a Fabry-Perot Standard. They must know how o use a frequency comp, and be familiar with detectors, especially MCP's and PMT's. Must have programming capabilities at a high level for two distinct kinds of tasks: 1). Simulations, 2). data analysis. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

Align and tune Ti:Sapph lasers, and use frequency doubling system to convert Ti: Sapph light to uv, and lock the laser's frequency to an atomic standard and to a Fabry-Perot standard Control, Maintain and otherwise manage vacuum systems along with a laser colling and atom trapping and cold neutral plasmas Use a frequency comb. Work with detectors, especially MCP's and PMT's Programming high level simulation and data analysis Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings. Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physics & Astronomy-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8-5pmPhysics & Astronomy-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jun 19, 2017
Posting End Date: Jul 3, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $47,500 - $53,000/Ann@1.0FTE CWE
Salary Grade: E89


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