Postdoctoral Openings

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Experimental sSNOM Study of 2D-materials

Applications are sought for a postdoctoral scholar position in experimental sSNOM study of 2D-materials to work with Professor Slava V. Rotkin at the Materials Research Institute and the Engineering Science and Mechanics department. Successful candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience in experimental near-field microscopy and be able to independently run a research project using the newest Neaspec instrument.

Expertise in sSNOM is a primary requirement; additional expertise in the following areas is welcome (but not required): physics of polaritonic and/or novel 2D-materials (beyond graphene and TMC), advanced optical characterization and quantum optics, quantum information applications, near-field instrumentation development, and other scanning probe techniques. Strong analytical and programming skills is a plus.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or another field related to sSNOM and, ideally, at least some post-graduate experience; several relevant publications in high-impact factor journals and other records demonstrating capability to conduct above-mentioned work; and dedication to academic work and motivation to develop in this area. A successful candidate is expected to perform experimental work, interact daily with graduate and undergraduate students, write papers and participate in research projects, build her/his own expertise, and prepare for the future career. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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