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Postdoctoral Appointee

Title:  Postdoctoral Appointee Date Posted:  10/13/2012
Division:  X-Ray Science Date Re-posted:  
Requisition:  319993 XSD Salary:  4586-7644
Employment Category:  Temporary Pay Cycle:  Monthly
Shift:  8:30am - 5:00pm Grade:  700
Hours:  40  
Job Description
  Basic Purpose
  The successful candidate will work with a team at Argonne National Laboratory to pursue the development of an innovative near-field enhanced terahertz (THz) pump, hard X-ray probe technique and demonstrate its scientific applications in strongly correlated materials. The work will involve ultrafast THz and X-ray experiments in the laser labs and the synchrotron beamlines of the Advanced Photon Source, nanofabrication at Center for Nanomaterials, and thin film growth in the Materials Science Division. The candidate is responsible for conceiving, planning and implementing the scientific research, and for reporting relevant results in an appropriate form.
  Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge and hands-on experience of ultrafast pump-probe techniques using optical, X-ray and\or THz radiation. Knowledge of condensed matter physics. Knowledge of general experimental practices currently employed with synchrotron radiation. Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
Any additional knowledge and experience of following techniques will be beneficial: 1. Hard X-ray nano-diffraction probe; 2. Nanofabrication including nanopatterning with focused-ion-beam and e-beam lithography tools; 3. Thin film growth using metal organic chemical vapor deposition and/or rf-magnetron sputtering; 4. Intense THz generation, detection and application; 5. Near-field electromagnetic simulation using numerical tools.
Scientifically motivated candidates with a Ph.D degree in physics, applied physics, materials science or electrical engineering are encouraged to apply with their curriculum vitae and three reference letters. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The position begins January 7, 2013. Early or late start date may be arranged by mutual consent.
  Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
Years Since Ph.D. -- 0-1, 1-2, 2-3

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