Postdoctoral Position in Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS), Nanophotonics, and
Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy
The Mazur Group is looking for a recent Ph.D. to work on a nanophotonics project focused on
single-molecule surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), starting this summer. We will be
developing novel techniques for fabricating and characterizing ultra-high (>1010) enhancement
factor SERS substrates using femtosecond laser surface nanostructuring, colloidal nanoparticle
synthesis, and optical antenna engineering.
Experience in at least one of the following areas is required: nanofabrication, laser (fluorescence,
Raman, surface-enhanced Raman) spectroscopy, nonlinear optics, polymer chemistry, surface
chemistry, or microfluidics. The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in physics, chemistry,
applied physics, optics, electrical engineering, biophysics, or a related field. Excellent written and
oral communication skills are a must, along with the ability to work effectively in a
multidisciplinary research lab. Applications received by April 1, 2008 will be given first
consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of research interest, a CV which includes a
summary of research experience and publications, and two letters of recommendation at the
following web address
Please note that the application form is general. For position, select “postdoc” and be aware that the open position comes with financial support.
For more information on our work, please see http://mazur-www.harvard.edu
Eric Mazur Balkanski
Professor of Physics and Applied Physics
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: +1 617 495-8729
Fax: +1 240 255-4622