We seek a postdoctoral researcher for a 2-year position at ColgateUniversity to work on optical physics research with complex light.The position is funded by a grant from the National ScienceFoundation. We are interested in an experimental researcher withexperience in optics, with preference given to those familiar withcomplex-light beams and associated hardware, such as spatial lightmodulators and parametric down-conversion. Available facilities atColgate include numerous types of lasers, spatial light modulatorsand other optical hardware, including 6 optical tables set up withongoing classical and quantal studies.The primary duties of this position involve designing andperforming experiments on complex-light problems. Current onesinclude studies of non-diffractive “pendulum” beams to simulatequantum mechanical problems, studies of “Einstein beams” thatfollow gravitationally lensed trajectories, creating 3-d fields ofspatially-variable polarization, and quantum imaging of spatialmodes of single photons and their biomedical applications. Thiswork will be done in collaboration with Prof. Enrique “Kiko” Galvezand Colgate University undergraduates. For those interested ineventually moving on to an academic position, the option exists tosupervise undergraduate students in research and to be mentored inexcellence in teaching within the curriculum at Colgate.Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900students situated in the picturesque village of Hamilton, incentral New York. The physics and astronomy department has ninefaculty members housed in the new Ho Science Center, which isconfigured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research.The department maintains well-equipped research laboratories inquantum and optical physics, condensed matter physics,superconducting electronics, computational physics, biophysics,planetary science, and observational astronomy. Please visit ourwebsite https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/department-physics-and-astronomyfor information regarding our facilities, programs and facultyexpertise.Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV) as well as a shortdescription of research experience that emphasizes work in opticalphysics research. The CV should include research experience,publications, and the names of two individuals who have agreed tosubmit letters of recommendation. Candidates should also arrangefor letters from those individuals to be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/17904by the deadline below. Letters should primarily address research,speaking to the candidate’s prior accomplishments and futurepotential. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverseperspectives and identities. All applications should speak directlyto the candidate’s ability to work effectively with colleagues andstudents across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate againstany employee or applicant for employment on the basis of theirrace, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,marital status, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexualorientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,familial status, or any other categories covered by law. ColgateUniversity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women,persons with disabilities, and Protected Veterans are encouraged toapply.For full consideration, applications should be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/17904by March 1, 2021; review of applications will continue until theposition is filled. Email inquiries to Enrique Galvez([email protected]) are welcome.