Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
The Neutron Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with experience and expertise in spintronics and neutron scattering, with a strong emphasis on the design and characterization of organic spintronic devices. This position resides in the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group of the Quantum Condensed Matter Division (TFN QCMD) and benefits from strong interactions with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at ORNL and will comprise a diverse spectrum of nanoscience activities.
The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States’ highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world’s most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 30 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.
As a member of the Thin Films and Nanostructures Group, major responsibilities/duties will include design and characterization of structure as well as magnetic properties of spintronic devices such as spin-valve (SV) and light emitting diode (LED) based on the heterostructures of condensed/soft matter components with high carrier mobility. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in polarized neutron scattering, thin film growth, materials chemistry, and device fabrication/characterization as well as, conjugated polymer synthesis, and theory/simulation to explore the effect of subatomic, intermolecular and interfacial structure on the magnetotransport property of organic spintronic devices.
Experience with small angle neutron scattering and diffraction, knowledge of characterization techniques such as AFM, UV-vis and XRD, and cryogenic electrical and magnetic measurement (SQUID, PPMS) is highly desirable.
Appointments will be for 24 months with a possibility of an extension of up to 12 months depending on availability of funding.
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