Research Associate in Attosecond and Strong Field Science

University College London - Physics and Astronomy

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position for 1.5 years is available in the research area of Strong-Field and Attosecond Science at University College London, in the group of Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou. The goal of this project is to investigate exciting phenomena that take place during the nonlinear response of multicenter molecules when driven by intense laser fields. Such processes are the formation of highly excited Rydberg states as well as of multi-electron ionization. Moreover, we aim to explore the use of two intense and ultra-short laser fields in order to control the contribution of electron-electron correlation in the formation of Rydberg states and in multi-electron ionization.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to learn in detail the theoretical aspects of laser matter interactions, to acquire computational skills and use state-of-the-art computational models to perform the above studies. Very importantly, he/she will use the above mentioned tools to build analytical models to unravel the physical mechanisms of fundamental processes in the field of laser-matter interactions.

This position is funded for 1.5 years in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics/Chemistry, and is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computational knowledge is also required.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1725265        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Khadija Bouzgan, k.bouzgan@ucl.ac.uk , (+44 (0)20 7679 7943).

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Dr Agapi Emmanouilidou ( a.emmanouilidou@ucl.ac.uk )

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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