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Research Associate for Electron Microscopy Study of Quantum Materials

Job ID JR100915 Date posted 03/04/2024

The Advanced Electron Microscopy and Nanostructured Materials Group in CMPMS, BNL, is seeking postdoctoral research associate for Electron microscopy study of quantum materials.

The goal of the research is to explore, understand, and control the novel physical mechanisms of quantum materials, including charge-spin-lattice interactions at a wide range of temperatures, especially at low temperatures where intriguing materials behavior emerges. The research will focus on quantum materials exhibiting insulator-metal-transition, spin-torque-oscillator, or topological properties for novel forms of information storage and manipulation.

Position Description:  

The position will provide an exceptional opportunity for research in quantum materials and devices for one or two of the following areas: strongly correlated electron systems, multiferroics, topological materials, skyrmions, and superconductors, at the forefront of electron microscopy with extraordinary spatial and temporal resolutions to understand structure-property relationship. Planned experiments with quantitative data analyses include, but not limited to, low temperature atomic imaging, high energy-resolution energy-loss spectroscopy, nanoprobe 4D scanning diffraction, in-situ electromagnetic biasing, and ultrafast electron microscopy.  The work will be conducted under the direction of Dr. Yimei Zhu. Close collaborations with leading theoretical and experimental groups at BNL are an essential ingredient of the research.

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.
Position Requirements: 

  • PhD. in Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science or closely related field.
  • Solid background in electron microscopy and structural characterization.
  • Experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and monochromated electron energy-loss-spectroscopy.
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy.
  • Effective communication skills.

Other Information:

  • BNL policy requires that after obtaining a PhD, eligible candidates for research associate appointments may not exceed a combined total of 5 years of relevant work experience as a post-doc and/or in an R&D position, excluding time associated with family planning, military service, illness or other life-changing events.
  • The full salary range for this position is $70000 - $90000 / year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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