Department of Physics - Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Physics

Post-Doctoral Researcher sought for full-time position in the Department of Physics for a project in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). In this project, we are using theoretical, computational, and experimental tools to investigate the physics of near-threshold electrostatic discharges in gases, primarily in air.  The successful applicant will also provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students on the project; maintaining excellent lab safety and a diverse, accepting work environment; and assisting with research group management. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • PhD in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related discipline. 
  • Effective written and oral interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Publication and innovation record, as proven by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents.
  • Training and expertise in plasma physics and low temperature (several eV) plasma chemistry.
  • Experience in optical and laser diagnostics of plasmas, ultrafast laser techniques and high-voltage/pulse power.
  • Experience in numerical modeling (we use the Comsol Multiphysics platform). US citizenship is strongly preferred but not required.

How to apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV and cover letter describing relevant skills and availability date (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Total rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with project budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

Background investigation required: Yes


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