Postdoctoral research position at Stanford University’s Hansen Experimental Physics Lab

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral research position to work on precision tests of fundamental physics using optical techniques. Areas of interest are tests for Lorentz invariance and laser ranging technology development for space-based gravitational wave detectors. Laser frequency stabilization using ultra-stable cavities and atomic/molecular transitions is the primary task. Lab experience with optics, laser interferometry, fibers and analog/digital control electronics is required. This is primarily a hands-on position with some theoretical work possible.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, applied physics or a related field and a strong optics background. Applicants are requested to complete an on line application and attach the following materials in the resume: curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of current and future research interests. Also arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Sasha Buchman, Applications received by 2/15/15 will receive full consideration. The appointment will be at the Postdoctoral or Research Associate level depending on the relevant experience of the appointee.

Posted on 12/03/14 at 10:00am PST