Applications are being accepted for a postdoctoral research position in atomic, molecular, and optical physics in the Amherst College Physics & Astronomy Department. The position is in the laboratory of Professor Larry Hunter and will involve two different experimental investigations. One project looks for physics beyond the standard model of particle physics using long-range spin-spin interactions. The other project seeks to observe optical cycling and optical forces using the X-B transition of thallium-fluoride in a cryogenic molecular beam.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field and substantial experience with lasers, optics and experimental interfacing and control (LabView). Experience with cryogenic molecular beams, microwaves, optical pumping and precision optical magnetometery is also desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated enthusiasm for involving undergraduates in research. The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The position offers a competitive salary with health benefits. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their qualifications, and the names and contact information for three professional references. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!
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