Mentor: David J. Hilton, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, E-mail:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research in the area of experimental ultrafast optics in condensed matter systems.  The ideal candidate will have a combination of research experience in one or more of the following areas: experimental ultrafast optical spectroscopy, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, high magnetic field spectroscopy, high temperature superconductivity, and the physics of non-equilibrium systems.  

She/he must have an outstanding publication record and a strong commitment to excellence in conducting independent research and in supervising research at both graduate and undergraduate researchers. Candidates for this position should email a full curriculum vitae and a list of names and email addresses of individuals familiar with their research qualifications to Prof. David J. Hilton at  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until this position is filled.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

About UAB:

UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment. UAB has an active Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) which provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. A Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards is held annually. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.