A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the department of Physics at St Francis Xavier University to study the spectral signature of molecular components by mid-IR laser spectroscopy and to develop laser spectroscopy instrumentation for chemical sensing. Applications of this research cover a broad range of sectors such as environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, industrial process control, security, etc.
• Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Physical Chemistry or a closely related field.
• Experience in experimental laser spectroscopy, vacuum techniques, gas handling equipment, data acquisition and processing.
• Highly motivated individual who can plan and perform experiments in an independent manner with minimal supervision. Creativity is expected in solving experimental difficulties.
• Experience with cavity-ring down, integrated cavity output, cavity-enhanced absorption and/or whispering gallery mode spectroscopy techniques is preferred but not mandatory.
• Publications in international peer-reviewed journals
St Francis Xavier is a primary undergraduate institution ranked among the best universities in Canada. The university delivers top-notch academics and exceptional hands-on research experiences (http://www.stfx.ca/about/). The department of Physics is a small but vibrant department with a strong focus on research. Information on the department can be found here: http://sites.stfx.ca/physics/.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a full CV that includes contact information for three references to Prof. Karine Le Bris (email@example.com).