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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR (Job #XXXXX)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR (Job #XXXXX)

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Project: Ab-Inito Modeling of Heterogeneous Interfaces

Department of Physics

Arizona State University

The group of Prof. Arunima Singh at the Department of Physics Arizona State University invites applications for two postdoctoral research scholar positions. Successful candidates will contribute to a research program in the ab-inito modeling of heterogeneous solid-state materials interfaces in the context of low-dimensional materials growth, catalysis and functionalization of electronic materials. Candidate will develop materials’ databases and design algorithms for open-source software tools that enable high-throughput interface simulations in close engagement with the Materials Project team. Ideal candidates should demonstrate passion for scientific enquiry, a desire for dissemination of research findings and an ability to bridge fundamental research to high-impact applications. The position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Preferred start date is November 1, 2018.

Requirements:

1)      Recent Ph.D. degree in Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related fields.

2)      Experience and interest in scientific computing and programming, preferably in Python.

3)      Experience in electronic structure simulations (density functional theory).

4)      Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Skills:

a)      Experience in open-source database and software development.

b)      Excellent research record in materials growth, heterogeneous catalysis or two-dimensional materials.

Applications should be submitted in the link above in one complete attachment. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and 3 references.  For more information about the position, contact Prof. Arunima Singh, Department of Physics, Arizona State University via email at arunimasingh@asu.edu.

The initial review of applications will begin 15th October 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.htmlhttps://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

 

 

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (JOB# 12520)

 

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for up to two postdoctoral research scholars to work on the theory of life’s origins, with emphasis on the deep conceptual foundations.  These full-time, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis (July 1 – June 30), contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered for initial appointment and for subsequent annual renewal. 

 

Ideal candidates will be able to apply theory directly to experimental data, and be adventurous enough to develop radically new ideas.  A background in physics or computer science is preferred, but promising candidates across all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered.  The candidate will work under the direction of Prof. Sara Walker (see emergence.asu.edu for more details of the research program) and will also interact with other faculty in the Beyond Center including Paul Davies, and faculty in the Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, a collaboration between Arizona State University and the Santa Fe Institute. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in a related field by the time of appointment.

 

Desired Qualifications: background in physics or computer science.

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests in pdf format to Jeanette Perez at perezjr@asu.edu.  They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.  Initial review of complete applications will begin on September 30, 2018 is preferred, if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed.  Further enquiries should be emailed directly to Sara Walker (sara.i.walker@asu.edu) or Paul Davies (paul.davies@asu.edu). 

 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Center for Bright Beams (2of2)

Postdoctoral Research Associate-Center for Bright Beams (2of2)

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 Center for Bright Beams Post-doctoral Research Associate

 Project - Near-threshold Photoemission Electron Spectroscopy

 Background and Description –

 The Center for Bright Beams (CBB) is a multi-institutional NSF funded Science and Technology Center based at Cornell University with the goal of developing orders of magnitude brighter electron beams that will transform various electron beam applications such as Free Electron Lasers and Ultrafast  Electron Microscopes. For such applications, the brightness of electron beams (phase space charge density) is limited by the source of electrons (the photo-emitter) or, more specifically, by the momentum spread of the emitted electrons along the direction parallel to the emission surface [1]. Smallest transverse momentum spreads are achieved when electrons are emitted using photon energies very close to the photoemission threshold. However, the physics of photoemission at the photoemission threshold remains elusive.

The goal of this project is to investigate the physics of photoemission close to the photoemission threshold and apply it to develop materials that can deliver brighter electron beams. While being located at Arizona State University in Tempe, the successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with researchers at various CBB participating institutes including Cornell University, UCLA and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to develop novel diagnostics to measure extremely low energy (meV scale) angle resolved photoelectron distributions, use these diagnostics to study novel photoemission phenomena that occur very close to the photoemission threshold and finally utilize these effectively to design photo-emitters capable of delivering brighter electron beams. Phenomena relating to the breakdown of the sudden approximation, many-body effects (electron-phonon-photon/ two-photon emission) are of particular interest.  

 [1] Advances in bright electron sources, P. Musumeci et al, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.03.019

 

 Requirements

 A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in experimental physics, material science, or chemistry is required. The candidate should have a demonstrated track record of effectively communicating research through conference presentations and/or journal papers.

 Desired skills and Experience

 Candidates with one or more of the skills below will be preferred:

  •           Expertise in UHV surface science techniques.
  • ·         Experience in angle resolved photo-electron spectroscopy (ARPES) or other kinds of electron spectroscopies applied to modern materials physics problems
  • ·         Experience in using fsec-psec pulsed lasers and harmonic generation.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability of successfully working in a group.

Applications should be submitted above in one complete attachment. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and 3 references. For information about the position, contact the selection committee chair Prof. Siddharth Karkare, Department of Physics, Arizona State University via email at karkare@asu.edu.

The ideal start date will be 1st October, however, there a couple of months of flexibility can be accommodated. The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate-Center for Bright Beams

Postdoctoral Research Associate-Center for Bright Beams

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Center for Bright Beams Postdoctoral Research Associate

Project – Development of ultra-bright photocathode materials

Background and Description –

The Center for Bright Beams (CBB) is a multi-institutional NSF funded Science and Technology Center based at Cornell University with the goal of developing orders of magnitude brighter electron beams that will transform various electron beam applications such as Free Electron Lasers and Ultrafast  Electron Microscopes. For such applications, the brightness of electron beams (phase space charge density) is limited by the source of electrons (the photo-emitter) [1]. Thin semiconducting films of alkali-antimonides are the brightest known photoemitters to-date. However, the process of photoemission from such thin films is poorly understood.

The goal of this project is to perform in-situ optical, electronic and surface characterizations of alkali-antimonide thin films to investigate their electronic and surface properties and utilize the information to develop a detailed understanding of the photoemission process in such thin films.  While being located at Arizona State University in Tempe, the successful candidate is expected to work collaboratively with researchers at various CBB participating institutes including Cornell University, UCLA and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to develop and use in-situ optical, electronic and surface characterization techniques to study various brightness diluting effects related to electron heating and surface non-uniformities in alkali-antimonides and related materials and develop growth techniques which will mitigate these effects pushing the limits of electron beam brightness.

[1] Advances in bright electron sources, P. Musumeci et al, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A (2018) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.03.019

Requirements

A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in experimental physics, material science, or chemistry is required. The candidate should have a demonstrated track record of effectively communicating research through conference presentations and/or journal papers.

Desired skills and Experience

Candidates with one or more of the skills below will be preferred:

  • ·         Expertise in UHV surface science techniques.
  • ·         Experience in optical, electrical and/or surface characterization of materials and thin films.
  • ·         Epitaxial thin film growth.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability of successfully working in a group.

Applications should be submitted above in one complete attachment. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests, and 3 references. For information about the position, contact the selection committee chair Prof. Siddharth Karkare, Department of Physics, Arizona State University via email at karkare@asu.edu.

The ideal start date will be 1st October, however, there a couple of months of flexibility can be accommodated. The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR - LASER SPECTROSCOPY/BIOPHYSICS

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The Vaiana Lab @ Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar, expert in laser spectroscopy and optics, for experimental work in the area of biophysics. Start date as early as Summer 2018. Project: Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are one of the most exciting systems in biophysics and physical chemistry. They pose fundamental challenges and are of key biomedical interest. Unlike folded proteins, IDPs function in highly disordered states that drive, for example, the formation of membrane-less organelles. The candidate will apply unique laser spectroscopy methods developed in our lab, to study Intrinsically Disordered Protein conformational dynamics, binding and phase separation, while working in close collaboration with an international team of experimentalists, theorists and computational groups. Salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for additional years, with funding available from NIH for up to 5 years.

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop laser-pump and other spectroscopic methods to study Intrinsically Disordered Proteins of biomedical interest
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts
  • Supervise/run laboratory maintenance operations.

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. completed 5 or fewer years ago in physical chemistry, physics, biophysics, chemistry, optical/electronic engineering, or related areas.
  • Expertise in laser spectroscopy and optics. Demonstrated ability to work with high power lasers (pulsed or cw) and other optical instrumentation.
  • Expertise in hardware/software interfacing and troubleshooting electronic problems.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and ability to author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations.

Desired skills/experience

  • LabVIEW and MATLAB programming
  • Experience in one or more of the following is a plus: preparing polymer or protein solutions/protein purification; polymer/protein dynamics; physical chemistry and statistical mechanics of liquids.

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter, which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, (3) a statement of research experience, with a list of the type of instrumentation developed and/or worked with and your specific role in it.

If you have any questions about the position, please email vaianalab@asu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 3, 2018; if not filled, every day thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

Postdoctoral Researcher - CMT

Postdoctoral Researcher - CMT

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Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in condensed matter theory in the group of Prof. Onur Erten. Starting date is as early as January 1, 2018 and the position is for two years with a possible one year extension. The preference will be given to candidates with expertise and strong interests in strongly correlated systems, quantum magnetism, superconductivity and topological phases.

Full consideration will be given to applications received before October 30, 2017. Applications will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

Applications should include a CV (including the list of publications) and a statement of research interests. Additionally, candidates must arrange for three letters of recommendations to be submitted. To apply please email your documents to onur.erten@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Onur Erten, onur.erten@asu.edu.

Postdoctoral Researcher-Biophysics

Postdoctoral Researcher-Biophysics

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The Pressé lab @ Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a strong and motivated postdoctoral scholar for theoretical work in the area of biophysics. Strong analytical and programming skills are required.Start date as early as Fall 2017. Project: modeling out-of-equilibrium phenomena and stochastic processes relevant at the scale of single molecule biophysics up to the level of whole cells. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with experimentalists and graduate students. Salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is for one year and renewable for additional years.

 

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop stochastic models relevant to single molecule biophysics
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. completed 5 or fewer years ago in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Chemistry or directly related area
  • Outstanding knowledge and skills in analytical and numerical approaches to solving problems in applied mathematics preferably including stochastic processes and statistical physics
  • Extensive programming experience
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations

Desired skills/experience

  • Python/Matlab
  • Stochastic processes
  • Statistical physics

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 2nd; if not filled, every day thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

Postdoctoral Researcher- Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Catalysts

Postdoctoral Researcher- Aberration-corrected Electron Microscopy of Nanostructured Catalysts

 

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A Postdoctoral Research Associate position in aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of supported metal and alloy nanoparticle catalysts is immediately available in Professor Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu’s group at Arizona State University (ASU). ASU houses one of the most advanced electron microscopy facilities in the world. The recent additions of the advanced electron microscopes include the JEOL ARM 200F TEM/STEM, the Nion UltraSTEM 100, the FEI Titan G2 AC-ETEM and the FEI Titan Krios.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Jingyue (Jimmy) Liu and with a multi-site project research team. The techniques of interest include developing and applying the most advanced STEM methods to fully characterize supported metal/alloy nanostructured catalysts and understand the structure-performance relationships of practical catalysts. 

Essential functions of the position:

  • Apply and develop STEM techniques to characterize a variety of supported metal/alloy nanoparticle catalysts
  • Analyze and evaluate the STEM results to obtain statistically meaning data
  • Investigate the structure-performance relationships of supported metal/alloy catalysts
  • Work with multi-site project team members to design new experiments
  • Write technical reports and manuscripts

Essential skills/qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics or a related field
  • Outstanding knowledge and skills in STEM and associated techniques (HAADF, EDS and EELS)
  • Extensive experience in STEM characterization of supported metal/alloy catalysts
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a multidisciplinary team environment, author technical and scientific reports and publications, and deliver scientific presentations

Desired skills/experience

  • Knowledge and experiences in using modern SEM, microprobe and XRD

To apply, please submit as a single PDF document: (1) a cover letter which includes the names and email addresses of three references, (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 28, 2016; if not filled, every day thereafter until the search is closed.  A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.