Postdoctoral Researcher

Position Overview

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas seeks to fill a postdoctoral researcher position in experimental condensed matter physics, working in the group of Professor Hui Zhao.

Starting Date: August 1, 2023 or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled (also negotiable).

Length of Appointment: Initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of renewal annually subject to review and continued grant funding.

GENERAL DUTIES: The successful candidate will join Professor Hui Zhao’s Ultrafast Laser Lab, working on ultrafast laser spectroscopy of novel materials.

Job Description

Conduct research on optical spectroscopy of nanoscale semiconductors such as two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, including project design, experiments, data analysis, publication of research results, and presentations; Contribute to lab responsibilities and maintenance; Provide guidance to students.

80%: Design and lead research projects. Data acquisition and analysis, manuscript preparation, and presentations.
10%: Contribute to lab responsibilities and maintenance.
10%: Assist the faculty in guiding students.

Position Requirements

The position is located at Gray-Little Hall, Lawrence Campus

Required Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field by date of appointment.
NOTE: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6 months.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completion of Ph.D. within the last four years.
  2. Experience in ultrafast laser spectroscopy.
  3. Experience in two-dimensional materials.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (including publications list, research experience)
  • A list of 3 professional references.
Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications begins on May 22, 2023 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Hui Zhao (

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Application Review Begins

Monday May 22, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Tuesday August 1, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25106BR
  • Department:  Physics and Astronomy
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  22-May-2023

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