Materials Science & Engineering, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-MSE-RA [#7398]
Position Title: Research Associate for PARADIM Thin Film User Facility
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Materials Science / Energy science
Appl Deadline:2017/06/30 finished (posted 2016/06/27, updated 2016/06/19, listed until 2017/07/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Research Associate for PARADIM Thin Film User Facility

PARADIM (Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials, is a newly-created world-class NSF facility devoted to advancing the fundamental understanding of oxide-based hetero-interfaces on a variety of two-dimensional (2D) material systems including oxides, chalcogenides, and graphene.   PARADIM is seeking a research associate to work with an internationally recognized team of experts working together as a team to discover new interface materials relevant to the next generation of electronics.  This team includes Profs. R.J. Cava, J. Park, and D.G Schlom, in materials synthesis; L.F. Kourkoutis, D.A. Muller and K.M. Shen in materials characterization; and theorists N.W. Ashcroft, C.J. Fennie, and E.A. Kim.  Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Solid-State Chemistry or related fields with 4 or more years of relevant experience (exceptional MS candidates may also be considered) and will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and usage of a one-of-a-kind MBE + MOCVD system for synthesizing a wide range of 2D material systems.  Expertise in MBE, MOCVD, ARPES, or UHV-design is required.  A key long-term responsibility of this position will be to mentor users of this system to create radically new materials with unprecedented properties.  Additional responsibilities will include qualifying users on this ARPES+MBE+MOCVD system (including safety training), storing and curating data from the ARPES+MBE+MOCVD system including the growth conditions of all samples, teaching at PARADIM’s summer school on thin film growth and in situ characterization, and interacting with users to help them refine their concepts prior to PARADIM proposal submission.  PARADIM research associates are expected to be research active, i.e., the research associate should publish research papers related to the in-house research theme of PARADIM (valleytronics).  To facilitate this, in addition to the possibility of collaborating with interested PARADIM users on their research, research associates may write proposals to use PARADIM facilities and spend up to 20% of their time doing research in PARADIM facilities related to valleytronics on which the research associate is the Principal Investigator.  

Research Associate is a non-tenure track academic research appointment.  This is a three-year term position that may be extended.  Continued employment will be contingent on performance, program needs, and the availability of funding.

Applications including a resume and the names of several references should be submitted online at:

Applications will be reviewed starting June 13, 2016 and will be accepted until this position is filled.

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Materials Science & Engineering
Cornell University
209 Bard Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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