Postdoc position for chemical reaction dynamics and ultrafast spectroscopy at Kyoto University, Japan

The postdoc position is available on ultrafast photoelectron spectroscopy of reaction dynamics in gas and liquid phases. The research program focuses on non-adiabatic reaction dynamics and the solvent effects. The deep/vacuum/extreme UV pump and probe pulses are generated with ~ 10 fs temporal duration using pulse compression, filamentation four wave mixing and high-order harmonic generation. The velocity map imaging or a magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron energy analyzer is combined with a molecular beam or a liquid microjet. A new high-repetition Yb-based laser is applied to liquid experiments. As for solution photochemistry, we are also constructing the multiplex transient absorption spectrometers with broadband UV/visible and IR radiation to obtain complementary information with photoelectron spectroscopy and obtain deeper understanding of electronic and structural dynamics.

The position is immediately available for 2 years and extendable based on mutual agreement (because of visa etc., the earliest starting date is expected to be October 1). The health insurance and the round-trip airfare are also provided. The monthly salary depends on the research experience and is determined based on the internal rules of Kyoto University.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a list of publications and the names of two referees by email to Toshi Suzuki. A candidate will be requested for a remote interview.

Application is closed as soon as a suitable candidate is appointed. An interested candidate is encouraged to contact me soon.

Prof. Toshinori Suzuki, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan.


Recent papers:

1.Ultrafast photoisomerization of ethylene studied using time-resolved extreme ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. A (Paul Houston Festschrift) in press (2022).

2.Ultrafast ring-opening reaction of 1,3-cyclohexadiene: identification of non-adiabatic pathway via doubly excited state, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 8034-8045 (2021).

3.Shallow and deep trap states of solvated electrons in methanol and their formation, electronic excitation, and relaxation dynamics, Chem. Sci. 13, 3837-3844 (2022).

4.Exploration of gas-liquid interfaces for liquid water and methanol using extreme ultraviolet laser photoemission spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. B, 125, 10514-10526 (2021).

5.Introduction to ultrafast spectroscopy and imaging of photochemical reactions, Faraday Discuss. 228,11-38 (2021).