SungKyunKwan University, Institute for Basic Science (IBS) - Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP)

Position ID:SungKyunKwan University-Institute for Basic Science (IBS) - Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP)-PDRA [#17621]
Position Title: Three Post-Doctoral Researchers – Neutron and X-ray Scattering on Quantum Magnets
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 16419, Korea, The Republic of
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Solid State, Condensed Matter Experiment, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, spin-orbit coupling
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2020/11/23)
Position Description:    

*Job Title Three Post-Doctoral Researchers – Neutron and X-ray Scattering on Quantum Magnets

*Employer & Location Institute for Basic Science - Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, SungKyunKwan University, Suwon, Korea

*Introduction The Quantum Magnetism Team (Young Scientist Fellow (YSF) team) at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) - Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP) in Korea seeks motivated post-doctoral researchers. We aim to make a breakthrough discovery in condensed matter physics by investigating novel quantum phenomena of quantum magnetism using neutron and x-ray scattering techniques.

We plan to hire three post-doctoral researchers who are specialised in the following areas. 1) Sample growths using various experimental techniques (such as flux growths, vapour transport methods, traveling solvent floating zone methods) and characterizations (such as XRD, MPMS, PPMS, EDX) 2) Neutron and x-ray scattering measurements 3) The data analysis using relevant software and computation tools - The position can be extended up to three years with an annual contract. - A wide range of research projects are currently available. - An opportunity for alternative military service (for those Korean who need to do the military service) can be discussed. Experiments will be mainly conducted at ISIS and Diamond in the UK and possibly other neutron and synchrotron facilities such as ORNL, NSLS-II, APS in the USA, HANARO, PAL in Korea, and in other facilities. Research experience on complementary techniques such as Raman, Infrared, Terahertz (including under high field) will be beneficial, but not required. * Description of Institution The Institute of Basic Science ( is ambitiously established by the Korean government to boost fundamental research in basic science, recently featured by the journal Nature ( The YSF team is part of the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP) ( located at SungKyunKwan University (SKKU: one of the top research-oriented universities in Korea), whose research focuses on low-dimensional quantum material. The YSF team will work independently to solve the latest quantum magnetism problems and could also collaborate with other teams at the Center. Our position represents an excellent opportunity to examine quantum matter in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment at IBS-CINAP with a wide range of cutting-edge research infrastructure by collaborating with theorists.

* Job description 1) Synthesize quantum magnets in the form of powder and single crystals, followed by detailed characterisations at the home laboratory 2) Perform neutron and x-ray scattering measurements and analyze the data. 3) Publish scientific papers and present results from the research at domestic and international conferences.

* Requested Qualifications - Ph.D. in condensed matter physics, inorganic chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline completed within the last five years. - Familiarity with crystal growths and characterisations, neutron or x-ray scattering to study quantum materials - Solid background in magnetism, solid-state chemistry, condensed matter physics, low-temperature physics. - Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings - Effective verbal and written communication skills with fluent English * Preferred Qualifications - Ability to work efficiently in a collaborative working environment in solving scientifically challenging problems * Contact Name: Dr. Sungkyun Choi E-mail: Referential websites:

* How to apply 1) A cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae including the list of publications 3) A statement of research interests and research plans (2 pages maximum) 4) Names and e-mail addresses of three references: the letters will be requested later - Please send the above items in a single pdf file by e-mail. - An individual interview will be arranged after the revision of the application.

* Deadline for applying The application will be reviewed until all positions are occupied.

* Desired start date 1st March 2021

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Contact: Dr. Sungkyun Choi
Email: email
Postal Mail:
IBS Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Office 86371, N Center (BIdg. 86)
Sungkyunkwan University, 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Zip Code: 16419
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