Post-Doc Research Associate

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information
Posting Details

Department Applied Physical Sciences - 318100
Posting Open Date 06/02/2022
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003481
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
Hours per week 40
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $47,500
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Launched in 2013, the Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) is the first new science department in the College of Arts and Sciences in nearly 40 years. Including the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) and the graduate program in material sciences, Applied Physical Sciences has united numerous scientific entities on campus to further its mission of finding interdisciplinary solutions to real-world problems. Its newest endeavor, BeAM (Be A Maker), is a university-wide initiative that incorporates Making into research, education, and entrepreneurship. BeAM is comprised of several spaces, including a makerspace in Hanes Art Center, Carmichael Residence Hall, and a 3,400 square foot Makerspace in Murray Hall, all of which serve the entire UNC community.
Position Summary
The Yan Lab in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a postdoctoral scholar focusing on optical microscopy and spectroscopy. The lab is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, including holographic optical tweezers, a femtosecond laser with an UV-IR optical parametric oscillator, and an atomic force microscope (AFM), all integrated with optical microscopes and couped to a spectrograph. The new postdoctoral scholar is expected to develop customized experimental setups and new microscopy and spectroscopy techniques with these facilities, aiming to address scientific problems in nanoscience, optical physics, and biology. For more information, please visit
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, chemistry, or other related subjects, conferred within the last three years or to be conferred shortly.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The candidate should have a strong publication record and good writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
We are especially interested in candidates with research experiences in at least one of these fields: optical instrumentation, optical trapping and manipulation, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, super-resolution microscopy, and atomic force microscopy.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Zijie Yan, Assistant Professor
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