New York, USA
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), in collaboration with the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate. This individual will be jointly affiliated with CHESS and the “Controlling Complex Electronic Materials” Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) in the CCMR.
Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS is a NSF-funded lightsource serving a world-wide user base of biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. Co-located on the Cornell campus, the CCMR is an NSF-funded MRSEC supporting dozens of researchers in dynamic interdisciplinary groups.
The IRG is focused on understanding and controlling complex electronic materials where quantum many-body interactions can produce spectacular electronic and magnetic properties. These properties include colossal magnetoresistance, giant thermoelectric power, spin-polarized “half-metallic” ferromagnetism, high temperature superconductivity, huge electric field effects, and many forms of nanoscale electron self-organization. Recent work in the IRG has been published in Science, Nature Physics, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, and Physical Review Letters. Affiliated PIs include Joel Brock (Applied & Engineering Physics & Director of CHESS), J.C. Seamus Davis (Physics), Craig Fennie, David Muller, and Lena Fitting Kourkoutis (Applied & Engineering Physics), Andrew Millis (Columbia University), Jacob Ruff (CHESS), Darrell Schlom (co-leader, Materials Science & Engineering), and Kyle Shen (co-leader, Physics).
Individuals selected for this position will exploit CHESS undulator beams to perform high-resolution scattering studies of materials of interest to the IRG, particularly thin films and heterostructures.
The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with members of the IRG on numerous collaborative projects, including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for whom synchrotron x-ray scattering is not a primary research focus.
Appointments are for one year and are renewable for up to two years, contingent upon availability of funds and employee performance.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and previous experience with materials physics and x-ray or neutron scattering.
Strong communication skills are a must, including fluency in English.
Dr. Jacob Ruff
Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5507 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests.
Applicants must arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website.
The starting date is negotiable. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jacob Ruff and/or Prof. Kyle Shen.
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