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Research Scientist AEM for Quantum Materials

Job ID 3578 Date posted 01/24/2023

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Organizational Overview

The Advanced Electron Microscopy and Nanostructured Materials Group in CMPMS, BNL, is seeking an Assistant Scientist in the area of Advanced electron microscopy for quantum materials.  

The goal of the research associated with this appointment is to explore, understand, and control emerging physical phenomena of quantum materials that exhibit insulator-metal-transition, charge-spin-lattice degrees of freedom, or topological properties for novel forms of information science and storage as well as neuromorphic computing.

Position Description

The position will provide an opportunity for research in strongly correlated electron systems, multiferroics and functional-oxide
film-devices at the forefront of electron microscopy with extraordinary spatial and temporal resolutions to understand structure-property
relationships.  Research focus includes, but not limited to, atomic imaging, high energy-resolution energy-loss spectroscopy, in-situ electromagnetic biasing, cryogenic microscopy, and ultrafast electron microscopy.  Close collaborations with leading theoretical and experimental groups at BNL are an essential ingredient of the research.

The Advanced Electron Microscopy and Nanostructured Materials Group in CMPMS, BNL, is seeking a two-year Research Scientist in the area of Advanced electron microscopy for quantum materials.

The goal of the research associated with this position is to explore, understand, and control emerging physical phenomena of quantum materials that exhibit insulator-metal-transition, charge-spin-lattice degrees of freedom, or topological properties for novel forms of information science and storage.

Position Requirements

  • PhD. in Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science or closely related field and at least two years of related experience post PhD.
  • Experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and monochromated electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Quantitative electron diffraction and electron crystallography
  • Electronic excitation and in-situ biasing to measure materials’ dynamic response
  • Sample preparation skills using focused ion beams
  • Ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy
  • Knowledge of charge-spin-lattice interactions and ordering
  • Understanding density-function theories and fine-structures of EEL spectra
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated publication record

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)
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan
  • 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)
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