Researcher in Materials Science
Argonne National Laboratory
United States

Nanoscience and Technology Division Center for Nanoscale Materials The Nanoscience and Technology Division/Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory has an available postdoctoral position, with a focus on optical spectroscopic characterization of semiconductor quantum materials for solid-state qubit applications. The position is funded for one year and renewable for up to three years (subject to available funding and performance evaluation). We are seeking independent and creative candidates to join our multidisciplinary research team. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a strong track record. He/she will be responsible for conducting research related to molecular engineering of semiconductor quantum materials with the goal of optimizing their electronic structures and optical properties. The successful candidate will perform advanced spectroscopic studies of the materials in magnetic and/or microwave fields at cryogenic temperatures. Candidates with strong background in quantum optics, nanophotonics and cavity quantum electrodynamics are highly encouraged to apply. The selected individual will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and gain in-depth knowledge of the research frontiers in the fields of quantum materials and quantum optics. He/she will also have the opportunity to be a part of a world-class scientific team and involved in vigorous research programs. Position Requirements Required knowledge and skills: A strong background in quantum optics, nanophotonics, or magneto-optical spectroscopy is preferred Hands-on experience with low dimensional semiconductor materials and their processing is desired but not required Knowledge of RF/microwave device design and measurement is a plus Previous experience in conducting measurements at cryogenic temperatures is a plus Experience with semiconductor or spintronic materials is beneficial is but not required Knowledge of nanofabrication and the related simulation tools (COMSOL, FDTD etc.), as well as programing languages such as LabVIEW, Python, Matlab is desired Excellent written and oral communication as well as data analysis skills Strong skills in collaboration and ability to work independently Education: A PhD degree completed within the last three years or soon to be completed in physics, chemistry, material science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline or equivalent Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and addresses of three professional references through the Argonne web site at for requisition #. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Xuedan Ma ( Job Family Postdoctoral Family Job Profile Postdoctoral Appointee Worker Type Long-Term (Fixed Term) Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.

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