Postdoctoral Research Associate - Surface & Superconducting Characterization (002263)
April 3, 2018
Government and National Lab
Open Date: 04/3/2018
Close Date: 04/27/2018
Selected candidate will conduct research under direction of and in consultation with more experienced scientists. Areas of research may be in any of the scientific or technology development activities within the Division/Center of assignment/appointment. Appointees do not have specific line or organizational responsibilities. They are expected to complete scientific paper(s)/publication(s) based on their research.
SRF Program is looking for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of surface and superconducting material characterization to participate in the various directions of the superconducting RF cavity research with the primary goal of understanding/tailoring the near-surface nanostructure of SRF cavities for advancing further achievable quality factors and surface fields for accelerators and non-accelerator applications (e.g. quantum computing, dark sector searches etc.). The successful applicant will be primarily involved in the Materials Science Lab-based research utilizing the in-house state-of-the-art equipment (SEM/EDX/EBSD, cryo-AFM, cryo-MFM, Quantum Design PPMS with AC/DC magnetometry, resistivity, and thermal options, IONTOF TOF-SIMS), as well as will be utilizing the complimentary characterization facilities located at the nearby universities, e.g. Northwestern, UIUC etc. (FIB, TEM, XPS, AES etc.).
This position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter. The position is contingent on the availability of funding.
Ph.D. in Physics or Materials Science
Good understanding of the basics of materials science and superconductivity
Experience with one or several of the following characterization tools: AFM, MFM, XPS, AES, TOF-SIMS, AC susceptibility, DC magnetometry, FIB, TEM.
Exposure to SRF, high field magnet, or quantum technologies R&D is a plus
Interested candidates should submit, via Academic Jobs Online (AJO) the following:
three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site)
For more information, please contact Dr. Alex Romanenko firstname.lastname@example.org
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