Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences Division has an opening for a Theoretical Ultrafast Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (AMOS) Postdoctoral Fellow.
The principal purpose of this postdoctoral position is to develop theoretical and computational methods for the sophisticated treatment of the interaction of femtosecond and attosecond pulses of UV and X-ray radiation with atoms and molecules. The holder of this position will apply ab initio theoretical methods already developed by the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences (AMOS) theory group to such problems and extend those methods to treat new problems in ultrafast AMO physics. An essential goal of this position is to develop theoretical models and interpretations of transient absorption and other multipulse ultrafast experiments involving short-pulsed lasers, high harmonic generation, and the X-ray pulses produced by free-electron laser facilities.
What You Will Do:
Conduct research in the area of the interaction of femtosecond and attosecond pulses of UV and X-ray radiation with atoms and molecules.
Develop new theoretical approaches to these problems.
Write programs implementing new theoretical methods on massively parallel supercomputers in Fortran 95, C, and C++ programming languages.
Collaborate actively with members of the AMOS theory and experimental groups.
Prepare manuscripts describing scientific results for publication in scientific journals.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Preparation of research presentations (both oral and written) on experimental results.
Communicate results in group meetings and participate in professional activities, as appropriate.
Assist in directing graduate students and undergraduate assistants in the laboratory.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Physics or Chemistry with a thesis in the area of the theory of the interaction of ultrashort radiation pulses with atoms and molecules -- or in a closely related area of theoretical chemistry, theoretical chemical physics, or physics.
Ability to program in Fortran 95 and more modern Fortran, as well as C and C++.
Mastery of modern numerical methods used in chemical physics and atomic and molecular physics.
Ability to communicate effectively in English with colleagues and coworkers.
Good scientific writing skills.
Ability to program modern massively parallel computers using Message Passing Interface, or sufficient computational background to acquire parallel computing skills quickly.
Experience in large-scale computer code development.
Experience with computational electronic structure methods in Chemistry.
This is a full-time, two-year(2), postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than three years of paid postdoctoral experience.
Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Internal Number: 91995
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