• Associate Research Physicist - Experimental

    Requisition # 2019-10494
    Date Posted 4 months ago(6/18/2019 3:49 PM)
    Department
    PPPL Plasma Science and Techno
    Category
    Research and Laboratory
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are seeking a candidate to fill a postdoctoral position in the field of nanomaterials synthesis and processing by plasma-based and laser-based techniques. The goal of the project is to develop a highly versatile non-equilibrium technique for selective synthesis and processing of various nanomaterials including zero-dimensional, one-dimensional, two-dimensional and three-dimensional nanostructured materials. While a significant portion of these activities will be on the development and characterization of this novel technique, we are looking for a candidate who, under general supervision, will develop this technique to its full potential from the materials point of view. Specifically, we will initially focus on the synthesis of binary nanomaterials such as metal nitrides as the test for the novel technique and then extend this approach to ternary nanomaterials such as, for example, boron-carbon-nitride. This program takes advantage of plasma and laser facilities and associated passive and active spectroscopic and imaging diagnostics available at PPPL, and materials characterization facilities at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) of the Princeton University.

    Responsibilities


    This postdoctoral position is an excellent opportunity to learn and perform cutting-edge research in synthesis, in situ diagnostics, and processing of nanomaterials within the stimulating multidisciplinary environment at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The candidate will join the research team comprising experts in experimental and theoretical plasma physics, including in synthesis and processing sciences, and collaborative materials scientists from the Princeton University, students and technical personal. It is anticipated that the candidate will establish and maintain a close scientific collaboration with the team members.

     

    The candidate will carry out research on 1) the development of controlled synthesis of a variety of nanomaterials by primarily low temperature plasma­ based or laser-based techniques, 2) in situ characterization of the generated plasma and gas species using spectroscopic and imaging methods, and 3) in situ and ex-situ evaluation of synthesized nanomaterials. The results will be used to develop synthesis strategies for novel nanomaterials in, for example, metastable phases and architectures, which are inaccessible for other synthesis techniques.

    Qualifications


    This position requires a Ph.D. in materials science, condensed matter physics or related fields. We are looking for an experienced individual with broad expertise spanning materials science, nanomaterials, plasma-based and laser-based synthesis systems.

     

    Knowledge and hands-on experience with all essential material characterization techniques, plasma-based and/or laser-based materials synthesis and processing techniques (e.g. sputtering magnetrons, plasma assisted CVD, RF-plasma, arc and laser vaporization/deposition) and laser systems (e.g. nanosecond lasers) are required. A strong grasp of potential application areas would be another asset.

     

    Knowledge of MatLab and LabVIEW is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, and presentations and publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals are expected. The applicant must have the ability to work in a team and interact effectively with a broad range of colleagues.

     

     

    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    RES, 01

    Standard Weekly Hours

    40.00

    Eligible for Overtime

    No

    Benefits Eligible

    Yes

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

    No

    Estimated Appointment End Date

    8/1/2022

    Physical Capacity Exam Required

    No

    Valid Driver's License Required

    No

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