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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Researcher

Requisition Number: 408793 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 onunderstanding the novel properties of topological matter, with anemphasis on understanding dynamics oftopological phase transitions. The successful candidatewill havea primary background in condensed matter physics (preferably in the area oftopological materials) with significant experience in both growth of single crystals andcharacterization of transport, magnetic, and thermodynamic properties. Candidates will havedemonstrated creativity andsuccessin the growth oftopological materialstechniques such asfluxgrowth, floating-zone growth, Bridgman growth, vapor growth.Candidate will also havedemonstrated experience in interpreting transport, magnetic, thermodynamic, and/or structuralmeasurements on topological matter.The candidate will work in a team with other materialssynthesis and crystal growth experts to createhighquality bulk crystallinespecimens of targetmaterialsand explore their unique properties.

Candidates should have experience with or anenthusiastic interest in learning new techniques of measurement, specifically x-ray scattering andtime-resolved probes.This position will involve a considerable amount of experimentallaboratory work with a variety of synthetic techniques in high temperature solid state reactionsand crystal growth. The workwillalso include a variety of physical measurementsin thelaboratory or at user facilities.A strong, demonstrated commitment to collaborative science isessential. Results will be published in refereed journals and through oral presentations atmeetings, conferences, symposia, and seminars. Up-to-date awareness of developments in therelevant areas of research will be expected.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Primary expertise insolid statephysicsand secondary expertise in growth of materials.
  • Demonstrated research emphasis in topological matter.
  • Experiencewithbulk high temperaturecrystal growth.
  • A background performinga variety of transport, magnetic, thermodynamic and/orstructural studies of materials.
  • The candidate is expected to creatively think and work independently and conductresearchin a highly interdisciplinary environment 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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