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Quantum Materials Engineer

Job ID 3232 Date posted 07/01/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview
Scientists in Brookhaven’s Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division (CMPMSD) study basic, theoretical and applied aspects of materials, their utilization, and their electronic, physical, mechanical, and chemical properties in relation to their structure. 

Position Description

 The Oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group is primarily engaged in synthesis of thin films of cuprate superconductors and other complex oxides by means of molecular beam epitaxy, and their characterization by a suite of experimental techniques.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Running, maintaining, and upgrading an advanced oxide molecular beam epitaxy system.
  • Design, construction and commissioning of the additional system components and infrastructure.
  • Synthesis and characterization of thin films of cuprate superconductors and other complex oxides by XRD, AFM, transport and magnetic measurements.
  • Collecting and analyzing the data, formulating the conclusions, communicating the results in research publications and presentations such as seminars, colloquia, and conference talks.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher level degree in Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Sciences, or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of post-degree research experience (as postdoc, research assistant, scientist, or other equivalent work)
  • Demonstrated record of publications in leading research journals
  • Extensive hands-on experience in designing, building, maintaining and operating oxide molecular beam epitaxy systems.
  • Extensive experience with atomic-beam rate measurements, surface-science tools such as RHEED, and sophisticate laboratory electronics.
  • Extensive experience in MBE synthesis and characterization of thin films of cuprate superconductors, including cryogenic transport measurements, mutual inductance measurements, X-ray diffraction and Atomic force microscopy.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master's or PhD in Condensed Matter Physics or related field
  • High pressure annealing
  • Electrolyte gating
  • SolidWorks design
  • UV lithography
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Atomic layer etching

Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

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, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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