Fermilab, APSTD

4298 24705
Position ID:FNAL-APSTD-APSTDRA [#24705, 006690]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Materials Science, Physics
Salary Range:Competitive
Appl Deadline:2023/07/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/04/14, listed until 2023/07/14)
Position Description:    

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We Are: 

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, CERN in Europe and the South Pole. 

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park. 

Open Date: April 14, 2023 
Close Date: June 14, 2023 

The Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology (APS-TD) Directorate is seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate. This individual will conduct cutting-edge research of both superconducting radiofrequency resonator cavities for accelerator applications as well as superconducting qubits for quantum information science through the use of surface characterization techniques as part of the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) center. They are expected to complete scientific publications based on their research. 

The position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter, and subject to continued funding. 

You Will
  • Operate and manage state-of-the-art XPS and ToF-SIMS equipment available in the Materials Science Lab 
  • Design research studies, collect data, conduct data analysis and present/publish outcomes in conference proceedings as well as refereed journals 
  • Abides by and is responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position 

We Are Looking For: 
  • PhD in Physics, Materials Science or related disciplines by the time of the appointment. 
  • Strong background in surface science is preferred Expertise in surface characterization is preferred, including: XPS, ARPES, ToF-SIMS and/or TEM 

Application Instructions: 
Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:
  • a cover letter; 
  • a research statement; 
  • a curriculum vitae with a list of publications indicating which ones the candidate had major responsibilities/contributions exist; 
  • and at least three (3) reference letters. 

For more information about this position, please contact Akshay Murthy at amurthy@fnal.gov.   

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor. 

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
PO Box 500, MS 116
Batavia, IL 60510