Research Specialist II
Requisition # 2021-13347
Date Posted 16 hours ago(9/13/2021 10:27 AM)
Research and Laboratory
Name of Lab
The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Research Specialist with skills
in ultrafast spectroscopy for operating, maintaining, and leading research
projects that require ultrafast laser spectroscopy. The theme of the research
is understanding light driven processes occurring on the femtosecond to
millisecond timescales in a broad range of sample types from biological, solid
state, and chemical reactions. A main specific output is to elucidate reaction
mechanisms using transient absorption spectroscopy.
This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
This is a one year term position, with consideration for a second year with
continued funding and satisfactory performance.
Training of individuals on the user of a commercial ultrafast transient
General maintenance of lab equipment such as: MBruan glovebox, Coherent
Libra, PTI fluorimeter, and Agilent Cary 6000i, Agilent 8453, Oxford
cryostat, and CTI-Cryogenics Helium compressor
Troubleshooting issues with malfunctioning equipment which may arise from
failed components and software
Analysis of transient absorption data using kinetic modeling and global
Collaborating with individuals and groups using spectroscopic analysis to
help facilitate an understanding of the system being studied and to devise
new applications for ultrafast laser spectroscopy
Candidate must have a proven track record of publications in fields
related to ultrafast spectroscopy and analysis of kinetic data using
Proven track record of collaboration
Experience in handling samples that can be oxygen and water sensitive and
conducting low temperature (<77K) spectroscopy measurements
Experience in maintenance and aligning of Coherent Libra Ti:Sapphire laser
system and Coherent OPERA Solo
Experience in ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy in both the
visible and mid-IR range and use of Ultrafast systems visible Helios and
EOS system and Ultrafast systems mid-IR Helios and EOS systems
Experience in interfacing multiple pieces of instrumentation using the
Labview programming language
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status,
or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Estimated Appointment End Date
Comments Related to End Date
Second year may be considered with satisfactory performance and continued
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver's License Required
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