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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electron Transport via Four-Probe Scanning Tunneling Microscopy


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The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in the Imaging Functionality group. The applicant is expected to have experience in instrument or technique development and will conduct research involving the use of cryogenic four-probe scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) for the study of electron transport and the photovoltaic effect in nanostructures and heterojunctions. The CNMS (http://cnms.ornl.gov/) is a nanoscience user research facility supported by the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. The CNMS has a diverse spectrum of nanoscience research activities including a nanofabrication facility; laboratory-based research on macromolecular materials, catalysts, and functional nanomaterials; characterization with electron microscopes, scanning probes, and x-ray diffraction and scattering; and theory, modeling, and simulation.


This position requires a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics or a related field, with a background in instrument development, cryogenic STM and transport research in nanoscale and mesoscopic structures. Experience with low temperature-STM, molecular beam epitaxy, surface analytical techniques, and photovoltaic effect is desirable. The successful candidate should be motivated and have superior UHV laboratory skills. Presentations at national meetings and publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals are expected. The applicant must have the ability to work in a team and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues. Excellent English oral and written communication skills must be demonstrated.

Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Technical Questions:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. An-Ping Li at [email protected] Please include the requisition number and title when corresponding.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until July 9, 2010 or until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must apply online at https://www2.orau.gov/ORNL_POST/. All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the instructions at http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/ornl-pdpm/application.htm.

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

Source: http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/files/ORNL10-121-CNMS.pdf

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