Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to state-of-the-art transport studies of novel low-dimensional materials, such as semiconductor nanowires, quantum wells and van der Waals materials. Experiments on Majorana states for possible applications in topologically-protected quantum computing will feature prominently. The successful candidate will participate in all stages of these experiments, from initial concepts to device fabrication, measurements, data discussion and analysis. The successful candidate will interact extensively with the PI, graduate and undergraduate students.
65% Performing Research Nanofabrication of new quantum devices Measurement and data analysis (low-temperature experiments in the PIs lab, and shared facilities). Interacting with growth collaborators on designing and optimizing new materials structures. Interacting with theory collaborators to develop and refine models (postdoc may also develop some original in-house models)
10% Mentor graduate and undergraduate students and assist with their projects as necessary.
15% Communication of Research Communicating research to the broader community by writing papers, submitting them for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Giving presentations at universities and laboratories and presenting results at domestic and international conferences. Prepare and publish research articles, disseminate the research results via participation in conferences and workshops.
10% Literature Review Maintain familiarity with the latest results and methods in the field, reading relevant papers, participating in seminars and conferences.
Other duties of a similar scope as assigned.
Required Applicants with a doctorate in Physics, Applied Physics (subfield: experimental condensed matter physics) or related (Electrical Engineering), will be considered.
Preferred Applicants whose PhD work included substantial experimental work in condensed matter physics, with a focus on quantum electronic devices, quantum phenomena, low-temperature studies and who are well-versed in nanofabrication.
Internal Number: 337618
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