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Postdoc Available beginning Fall 2014 

We are pleased to announce an opening for a full-time, one-year term position as a Postdoctoral Fellow with funds available September 1, 2014 and with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Work in this laboratory focuses on high-precision diode laser spectroscopy of heavy atoms with the goal of testing atomic theory and exploring fundamental symmetry violation (see further details on these pages).

The Postdoctoral Fellow position offers the additional opportunity for the applicant to become involved in the educational life of the Williams College Physics Department through interactions with undergraduate students in honors research projects, the teaching laboratory, or during the month-long January teaching term. The Physics Department at Williams graduates 15-20 majors per year, with more than half enrolling in Ph.D. programs in physics and related fields.  The department features five experimental and four theoretical physicists, all with active research programs. Additional information can be found at


  • Doctoral degree in Physics or a related field
  • Strong background in experimental physics is essential; experience in relevant areas of laser and atomic physics techniques is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Review of applications will begin in mid-August, and will continue until the position is filled. Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit and submit a C.V. and a brief statement of research experience and interests.  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Tiku Majumder via phone at (413) 597-3211 or email at

 Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.



Recent Group News

Here is the latest from our group, including recent photos, DAMOP 14 conference posters, senior honors theses, and publications    


Ephs@DAMOP 2014: (L-R) Prof. Chad Orzel ’93 (Union College), Prof. Josh Grossman ’96 (St. Mary’s College), Prof. Charlie Doret ’02 (Williams College), PKM, Nathan Schine ’13 (U. Chicago), Dr. Justin Brown ’05 (Draper Labs), Ryan Carollo ’05 (U. Conn), Ben Augenbraun ’15


Nathan Schine ’13 and Ben Augenbraun ’15 at Poster Session w/indium atomic beam poster, DAMOP 14.

POSTERS FROM DAMOP 2014, Madison, WI, June 2-5

Atomic Beam / Stark shift poster  (2.8 MB)

Vapor Cell / 2-step Spectroscopy poster (3.8 MB)



Summer 2013 Williams College end-of-summer poster session: (L-R) Gabby Vukasin ’14, Nathan Bricault ’14, PKM, Sarah Peters ’14



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