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Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Bilger Hall, 2545 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 9682
Date Posted:
December 04, 2014
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins May 15, 2014
Salary Information:
The stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience starting from $36,000 per annum.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Federal Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Please note that upon completion of the first year, this position is extendable upon mutual agreement depending on the availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Conduct crossed molecular beam experiments on the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (position 1); investigate the decomposition of model compounds of explosive materials (position 2); probe the decomposition kinetics of JP-8 jet fuel (position 3); probe the formation of organosilicon molecules in the interstellar medium exploiting the crossed molecular beams method (position 4)
Minimum Qualifications
  1. PhD in experimental physical chemistry or physics; ability to carry out independent research and prepare manuscripts of results for publication.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Reaction dynamics, experimental physical chemistry, ultra high vacuum technology, solid state lasers, photo ionization techniques.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and statement of interest to the address below. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
  1. Professor Ralf Kaiser, Department of Chemistry
  2. 2545 McCarthy Mall
  3. Bilger Hall
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822-2275
  1. Prof. Ralf I. Kaiser; 808-956-5731;

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