Post Doctoral Research Associate in Laser Sensors

The Arkansas Center for Laser Applications and Science (ArCLAS) at Arkansas State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join a new project on enhanced laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for standoff sensing  of explosives.  ArCLAS currently has about $5M in funding, five other postdocs, several graduate students and multiple undergraduates in six major laboratories. 


Successful candidates should have a recent PhD in chemistry, physics, applied physics, engineering, or other relevant discipline with a strong background in experimental research.  In the highly interdisciplinary lab environment, prior experience in laser technology and optical spectroscopic methods such as fluorescence and other optical diagnostics would be useful.  Typical functions include the design and execution of experiments, data analysis, computer programming, and supervision of graduate assistants, as well as the preparation of reports and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.


The salary range for this postdoctoral position is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.  Salary in the $40-50K range is anticipated plus a full fringe benefits package.  U. S. citizenship required.  This postdoctoral associate position is awarded for a 1-year period, renewable by mutual agreement in 1-year increments contingent upon funding. 


For more information please send an e-mail describing your research interests and a CV to Prof. Susan Davis Allen, Distinguished Professor,  Applications are available on line at


Arkansas State University (ASU) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. ASU is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment.


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Comment by David Lyndel on May 8, 2011 at 4:28am
this is a great, great opportunity for anyone seeking to further their career and hands-on knowledge.

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