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Researcher/Scientist III

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req18857

Department: Physics

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The successful candidates will perform an attosecond electron microscopy imaging experiments (1) measuring the attosecond electron pulses, and (2) imaging the electron dynamics in DNA and cable bacteria.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate utilizes knowledge and experience in attosecond electron microscopy to develop, design, set-up, and conduct imaging experiments. This includes:

  • Building the polarization gating optical setup, overlap between two interferometer arms, and send it to the microscope. Make sure the two beams overlap in time and space.
  • Measuring the PINEM spectrum and then measuring the cross-correlation electron PINEM spectra measurements.
  • Utilizes specialized in-depth knowledge to perform the data analysis from the cross-correlation electron PINEM spectra measurements and retrieve the attosecond pulse temporal profile of the gated electron pulse.
  • Assist the PI in overseeing day-to-day operation of the moderately complex attosecond electron microscopy research project. This includes direct supervision of 2 graduate (Ph.D.) students and supervisory support of the remaining project team. Build and deliver training to lab members to ensure accuracy and compliance. Participates in team meetings, monitors progress of the team, and develops progress reports to the PI. Is the subject matter expert for communication with PI and others associated with the experiment.
  • Lead and collaborate in publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and present the results at conferences with or without PI. Participate in the acquisition of research funding and working with PI on writing grant proposals as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Physics, or related topics.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in ultrafast science.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in physics or related field.
  • Five years of postdoc experience.
  • Experience in attosecond electron microscopy field.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,404 - $74,254

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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Job Family

Researchers & Scientists

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Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Mohammed Hassan


Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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