Wanted: Chemical physics/physical chemistry post-doctoral position, UK-based.

I am currently employed in industry as a R&D scientist, evaluating and
testing ion mobility spectrometry instruments. However, my contract is
due to end prior to Christmas, and thus I am exploring future job
options for early 2005 onwards. I am particularly keen to return to
academia to further my research career, but for the time being at
least would prefer to remain at a UK institution to undertake my very
first post-doc position.
I graduated in July 2004 with a PhD in high-resolution gas-phase laser
spectroscopy, having studied at the University of York under the
supervision of Dr. Martin Cockett in the Department of Chemistry, the
majority of the work using pump-probe and field-ionisation techniques
to study small organic molecules and derived noble gas van der Waals
complexes. During this time, I have gained considerable experience in
the use of Nd:YAG, XeCl excimer and scanning dye laser systems, as
well as time-of-flight detection instrumentation, high-vacuum
equipment, and molecular beam generation apparatus. I have also
undertaken a limited amount of computational chemistry using the
Gaussian 98 software suite.
I am seeking a post-doctoral position broadly related to my PhD $and/or$
the techniques learnt during the course of the research, and have also
provided a list of publications to date;

D. Belcher and M. C. R. Cockett, Chemical Physics Letters, 2004, vol.
398, nos$. 4-6, p$. 539; the effects of changes in the electronic
environment of the 2-aminopyridine-argon van der Waals complex.

D. E. Belcher, M. J. Watkins, N. Tonge, M. C. R. Cockett, Journal of
Chemical Physics, 2004, vol. 120, no. 17, p. 7894; the role of
symmetry and optical selection rules in revealing the molecular
structure of the lowest Rydberg and ionic states of the
1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane-Arn $(n = 1,2,3)$ van der Waals complexes.

M. J. Watkins, D. Belcher and M. C. R. Cockett, Journal of Chemical
Physics, 2002, vol. 116, no. 18, p. 7868; an experimental and ab
initio investigation of the intermolecular and low-frequency
intramolecular vibrations of the coumaran-argon van der Waals complex.

M. J. Watkins, D. E. Belcher and M. C. R. Cockett, Journal of Chemical
Physics, 2002, vol. 116, no. 18, p. 7855; an experimental and ab
initio investigation of the low-frequency vibrations of coumaran.

P. K. Baker and D. E. Belcher, Polyhedron, 1999, vol. 18, no. 5, p.
729; research based on bimetallic, phosphine-bridged
tungsten-molybdenum organometallic complexes.

All genuine feedback will be gratefully received - preferred e-mail
address is deb107(underscore)york(at)btinternet(dot)com - and a full,
up-to-date CV and contact information for two referees are available
on request; thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

Regards,
David E. Belcher
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