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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Researcher

Requisition Number: 408794 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MSD-Materials Science Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

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

We invite you to apply for a Postdoctoral Researcher position within our Materials Science Division (MSD).

The research project focuses on a broad range of condensed matter and materials physics, withemphasis areas in correlated electron oxides,quantum materials,topological materials, andrelaxor ferroelectrics. The successful candidate will have extensiveexperience and demonstratedcreativity andsuccess in the growth of oxide crystals. Experience in crystal growth techniques,includingfluxgrowth, floating-zone growth, top-seeded solution growthandBridgman growthwill be prioritized. The candidate will work in a team with other materials synthesis and crystalgrowth experts to create the highest quality new bulk crystalline materials of interest to thephysics community. Experience with characterization using powder diffraction and structuresolution using single-crystal x-ray diffraction is essential.While exploration of the physicalproperties of target materials will be an element ofthis position, the focus of the expectedworkwill be on materials design and growth.This position will involve a considerableamount of experimental laboratory work with a variety of synthetic techniques in hightemperature solid state reactions andcrystal growth. The work will also include a variety ofphysical measurements such x-ray scattering and/or neutron scattering and thermal analysis.Astrong, demonstrated commitment to collaborative science is essential. Results will be publishedin refereed journals and through oral presentations at meetings, conferences, symposia, andseminars. Up-to-date awareness of developments in the relevant areas of research will beexpected.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Primary expertise inbulkcrystal growth of oxides with secondary experience in solidstate chemistry or physics.
  • Experiencewithbulk ceramic synthesis and high temperature solid state reactions.
  • A background performing chemical analysis, x-ray and/or neutron diffraction, and inperforming characterization measurements, suchasthermogravimetry and calorimetry.
  • Experience with routine SEM measurements is desirable.
  • The candidate is expected to creatively think and work independently and conductresearch in a highly interdisciplinaryenvironment of chemists, physicists and materialsscientists.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. inphysics,materialsscience,chemistry,or equivalent.
  • Candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills and work well withothers in a team oriented environment.

The following majors are NOT considered in this position: nanoscience, thin filmgrowth,and organic or bio-related areas.

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