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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials

Requisition Number: 406490 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AMD-Applied Materials Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

·We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Appointee –in the area of thin film growth by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). This position is with our Applied Material Division (AMD), Functional coating/ALD group. Under the mentorship of a supervisor, you will synthesize variety nano-materials/thin films mainly using atomic layer deposition methods.

·You will also work on following areas:

·Develop ALD processes for novel nanomaterials, analyze, and evaluate these materials using variety of surface sensitive in-situ and ex-situ characterization techniques such as QCM, FTIR, and magnetic measurements.

·Focus will on efficient coating method for nanoparticles and large wafers.

·Routinely deliver the samples to the collaboration.

·Contribute to the preparation of technical reports, papers and presentations that describe the results.

·Pursue new ideas and contributes to program development activities within the group.

Candidate expected to have the following knowledge and skills: Synthesis of thin film materials using thermal or/and plasma ALD.Carrying out detail in-situ and ex-situ characterization of thin film materials.Reasonable device fabrication experience such as MOS, MIM, transistor, and MEMS. Surface and bulk analytical methods relevant to characterizing thin films (e.g. XPS, XRD, TEM, magnetic measurements). Exercising independent judgment and defining program objectives and scientific/technical approach. Some skills on the safe handling of hazardous nanomaterials and chemicals. Oral and written communications and presentations in group and meetings. This position requires knowledge and skills is typically achieved through a Ph.D. in chemistry or materials science or equivalent area along with some hands on ALD thin film process and hardware development experience.

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