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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Porous Media)


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  National Center for Physical Acoustics (10001011)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Job Description

The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS develops and applies laser vibration measurement techniques to detecting buried objects. Combining expertise in laser vibration sensing, acoustics and soil physics NCPA developed advanced methods for detection of buried objects.


We are currently seeking talented research associates with optics expertise including optical measurements, optical systems design, opto-mechanics, photodetectors, and fiber optics. Prior experience with laser Doppler techniques, interferometry, and CCD or CMOS sensors is an advantage. The successful applicant will contribute to the ongoing work on optimization and extensions of whole field laser vibration sensors.


The ideal candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in engineering, physics or a related field.


International candidates will be considered.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the development of novel optical techniques for whole field laser vibration sensors.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ph.D. degree in engineering or physics is required. No minimum experience is required.

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Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi