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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Graphene Devices

Job ID 1139 Date posted 04/20/2018


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

The Sustainable Energy Technologies Department finds alternatives to fossil fuels and improves energy efficiency to meet our exponentially growing energy needs over the next century and beyond. The department focuses research on energy storage such as solid-state hydrogen storage and lithium batteries, renewable energy and grid integration, energy conversion, and long-term integrated energy, environmental, and economic analysis.  



The Sustainable Energy Technologies Department has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform multidisciplinary research that explores new applications of graphene-substrate interfaces.  The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the design, fabrication, characterization, and optimization of graphene-based optoelectronic devices.   The proposed research will involve device fabrication and characterization using the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and other facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Device design, fabrication, characterization, and optimization

  • Design of experimental tests, and analysis of the resulting data

  • Interaction with research agencies and program managers 

  • Mentoring and training of graduate and undergraduate students

  • Presenting scientific findings at conferences

  • Preparing and publishing scientific findings in peer-reviewed journals

  • Preparing and filing patent applications on new inventions



  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Laboratory experience with graphene and/or graphene-based devices

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

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans

  • Vacation

  • Holidays

  • Dental Plans

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


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