Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Tennessee. The successful applicant will carry out interdisciplinary materials research that touches on a wide range of topics such as correlated electron systems, topological states, spintronics, multiferroics, and ultrafast dynamics. The focus of his/her research will be on atomically engineered quantum condensed matter systems, with emphasis on complex oxide heterostructures. The successful applicant will synthesize artificial layered materials with pulsed laser deposition and characterize these heterostructures with a suite of analytical tools including resonant x-ray scattering/spectroscopy, magnetometry, magneto-transport, photoemission, scanning tunneling microscopy, ferromagnetic resonance, etc. Research will be performed at the newly completed facility of the Joint Institute of Advanced Materials (JIAM), a joint venture between the University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which provides a stimulating and interactive research environment.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics or closely related field. Prior experience with one or several of the above techniques is desired. Experience with programming software, such as Labview and MATLAB, will also be a plus. The applicant should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and should be strongly self-motivated and eager to work with others in the highly collaborative research environment that JIAM offers.
The University of Tennessee is a thriving research university. Its proximity to Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides an excellent setting for the education and training of the next generation of scientists, and greatly facilitates research collaborations with the national lab. The University is located in scenic area close to Smoky Mountains National Park. Further information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Prof. Jian Liu at email@example.com.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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About University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is Tennessee’s flagship state research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. The successful candidate will benefit greatly from available computational resources and by the proximity to unique research facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, including the Joint Institutes for Computational Sciences, Advanced Materials, and Neutron Sciences.
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