Postdoc position in laser spectroscopy group at the University of Paris-Saclay, France

A postdoc position in laser spectroscopy is available in the group of Ugo Jacovella at the University of Paris-Saclay (France).

The experimental research involves  ion mobility, mass spectrometric, and laser spectroscopic investigations of large carbon-rich molecular ions in the gas phase in the context of astrochemistry and astrophysics

Available equipments include pulsed dye lasers and OPO laser systems. CRDS coupled to a discharge source mounted at the exit of a molecular beam. Ablation laser source and drift-tube mobility spectrometer. Cryo-ion trap coupled to TOF under construction. 

The group is also strongly involved in international collaborations with groups in the US,  Italy, UK, Australia, and is a regular user of the SOLEIL synchrotron facility (France). 

Qualified candidates for the postdoc position hold a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or related fields. The successful candidate will be involved in co-supervising PhD and undergraduate students. The position is 1 + 1 years if less than 2 years of experience since PhD defense or 13 months if more than 2 years of experience (support will be provided to apply for external grant such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions). 

Experience in several of the following fields is mandatory:

- laser spectroscopy, ion mobility, mass spectrometry, ion traps, 

- vacuum, optics, data acquisition (Python preferred), construction of apparatus

- writing of publications

- strong communication and presentation skills


Deadline for application: 27 September 2023