Duke University, Physics

Position ID:Duke-Physics-KUMAHPD [#25294]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/08, finished 2024/07/06, listed until 2024/02/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Kumah Laboratory in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate.

This postdoctoral position is to support work focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel thin-film quantum materials to investigate the role interfaces play in emergent physical phenomena including magnetism, superconductivity and topologically protected electronic states. The position will utilize state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) synthesis tools, synchrotron and lab-based X-ray scattering and spectroscopy tools to study topological, magnetic, superconducting, 2D, and other novel quantum materials. Lab Description: Successful candidates will be joining the Kumah Lab at Duke led by Prof. Divine Kumah.

The lab is equipped with synthesis tools equipped with angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (ARPES) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for the in-situ characterization of novel materials. The candidate will also have access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities at the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility ( https://www.smif.duke.edu/).

Qualifications: • PhD in science or engineering discipline (preferably in condensed matter physics, material science and electrical engineering, or equivalent) • Expertise in thin-film synthesis utilizing ultra-high vacuum equipment • Expertise with electronic transport and magnetic measurements • Experience with the following techniques are strongly desirable: MBE, ARPES, XPS, AFM and/or STM. • Evidence of high-quality experimental research demonstrated through publications and presentations, and strong oral and written communications skills

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Duke University
Physics Department
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Durham, NC 27708