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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Angled-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy

Job ID 1208 Date posted 04/03/2018


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The Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division (CMPMSD) currently has a full time opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Physics) under the direction of Dr. Tonica Valla.  CMPMSD has been developing OASIS - a new facility for Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) studies of films and hetero-structures involving transition-metal oxides and other modern materials synthesized in-situ by Molecular Beam Epitaxy.  This facility is now operational.  The successful candidate will operate the ARPES module on the day-to-day basis; perform the ARPES studies within the OASIS research program and in collaboration with other members of the OASIS team and collaborate on the broader research program of the Electron Spectroscopy Group.



The successful candidate will operate the ARPES module and lead the photoemission studies within the research program of OASIS facility.  The successful candidate will participate in the current research program of the Electron Spectroscopy Group on topological insulators and strongly correlated materials using ARPES.  This will involve travel to synchrotron facilities and collaboration with other groups.  The successful candidate will lead all these activities under the direction of a supervisor.



  • Requires a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or related field
  • An excellent understanding of the physics of strongly correlated materials is essential
  • Experience with ARPES is required

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Strong data analysis skills and proven abilities for disseminating research by writing papers and giving academic talks
* Experience in designing vacuum systems
* Experience with MBE and/or STM


Other Information:

BNL policy requires that research associate appointments be made to individuals who have received their doctorate within the past five years.

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