Lemont, Illinois

The Materials Science Division is seeking to hire a postdoctoral appointee in the Synchrotron Studies of Materials Group. There have been many breakthroughs recently in the field of complex oxide heterostructures, demonstrating, for example, the importance of crystal orientation, interfaces, and oxygen concentration on electronic behavior such as the appearance of superconductivity.

In all of these instances, well-controlled thin film synthesis is paramount, as is post-synthesis processing. We will use in situ synchrotron X-ray techniques in tandem with other physical property measurements to control and understand the structure and chemistry of oxides during growth and post-growth processing in different environments. Our aim is to provide new insight into the physics of complex oxide heterostructures, exploiting our unique capabilities in MSD and at the APS/CNM.

Position Requirements

  • This position requires a PhD in materials science, condensed matter physics, a related field with 0 to 3 years of experience or equivalent
  • The researcher should have a good background in complex oxide thin film synthesis by molecular beam epitaxy / pulsed laser deposition and synchrotron X-ray measurements
  • Good command of the English is necessary as is a good understanding of numerical methods, with a particular focus on analysis of data from X-ray scattering


Job Family
Postdoctoral Family

Job Profile
Postdoctoral Appointee

Worker Type
Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type
Full time

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Lemont, Illinois

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