The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is looking for a research scientist to lead research on the operation, diagnosis, simulation, and optimization of plasma processing for quantum and microelectronics applications, with specific interest in diamond growth expertise for the former. The research will be based at PPPL and will involve close collaboration with researchers at Princeton University and other participating institutions. The position will also involve management of associated staff, experimental hardware and laboratories, the development of new research directions coordinating and helping to write group/center proposals, and engagement with stakeholders.
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The successful candidate will leverage state-of-the-art plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition reactors to grow quantum and microelectronics grade diamond in dedicated laboratories at PPPL, collaborating with a team of scientists at PPPL and Princeton University. Advanced plasma, surface, and sample diagnostics will be deployed to characterize the impact of reactor and plasma parameters on diamond growth rates, crystalline structure, and vacancy distribution and density in the presence of various co-dopants. Simulations of reactor operation and configuration, plasma production, and diamond formation will be benchmarked with experiment and utilized to optimize diamond production for specific quantum and microelectronics applications. This focused collaborative research direction could result in new diamond materials and devices with potential commercial applications.
Lead plasma-based growth and processing of diamond for quantum and microelectronics applications with emphasis on novel co-doping techniques and quantum grade diamond.
Manage at least 4 plasma chemical vapor deposition reactors for growing high quality single crystal diamond, coordinate facilities and lab infrastructure with on-site facilities teams, and oversee plasma reactor modifications and maintenance.
Manage research staff and postdocs working on growing and processing diamond, plasma diagnostics, modeling, materials characterization, and spectroscopy.
Pursue several ambitious scientific goals that push the frontiers in diamond materials science and quantum and microelectronics applications.
Work together with co-PIs to define research goals, design experiments, plan long-range opportunities, and steward new directions that advance national and DOE priorities.
Present results and project plans to a range of technical and programmatic stakeholders including development of new funding proposals.
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Position will be hybrid or on-site for CVD reactor operation and associated experimental research.
Occasional travel may be required to present results at meetings and conferences, interact with collaborators and program managers, and/or interact with CVD reactor manufacturers.
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