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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The successful candidate will work with research groups to develop quantum materials/devices and advanced electron microscopy techniques. The incumbent includes

  • initiate, design, and perform chemical and structural analysis of materials from the micro- to atomic-scale.

  • perform advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies using aberration corrected scanning transmission microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, imaging processing etc.

  • Help perform day-to-day oversight of activities on TEMs, including training of new users.

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, or related field

Demonstrated experience with aberration corrected TEM

Demonstrated experience with electron energy loss spectroscopy

Demonstrated experience with imaging processing

Demonstrated experience with semiconductor devices

Department/Program & College Description:

Department Unit/Website:

www.ameslab.gov

Proposed Start Date:March 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:February 28, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:January 5, 2021

Posting Close Date:January 19, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R3908

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

General ISU compensation information can be found here:https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation

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