Job description:

DOE funded postdoc position for the study of photosynthesis proteins and enzymes using terahertz light.  

  • PhD in experimental physics, biophysics, structural biology, chemistry or biochemistry
  • Record of publications in refereed scientific journals
  • Excellent writing and speaking communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated background in optics and state of the art spectroscopy techniques
  • Development of nonlinear optical systems, preferably in the terahertz range
  • Familiar with ultrafast laser systems and optics
  • Strong desire to understand connection between biomolecular structural dynamics and function
  • Polarimetry and spectroscopy

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Biotechnology
  • Research
  • Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Research
  • Science
  • Engineering

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Position Summary

We are seeking a highly independent and skilled researcher to join our effort to establish THz techniques that characterize protein structural dynamics. The position involves instrumentation development, sample preparation and characterization. Duties will include proposal and publication writing, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students and management of outreach in close consultation with principal investigator.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in physics, biochemistry or electrical engineering. The successful candidate will be experienced in a number of terahertz spectroscopic techniques and have biomolecular experience. The candidate should have a strong publication record, a record of independent research, experience in supervision of undergraduate students, and excellent communication skills. The individual should have excellent organization and writing skills and will need to write and edit manuscripts and proposals.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in high field THz generation and pump-probe measurements. Additional highly valued but not required qualifications are protein expression and purification, protein crystallization, and molecular dynamics simulation experience.

Physical Demands

Ability to readily build optics and work in semiconductor processing.

Salary Range $40,000 - $48,000
Work Hours  
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must provide proof of PhD, plus copies of at least two published papers. Thank you.

Close DateExternal Closing Date 12/06/2018