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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 900088

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate

Advertised Employing Department Ames Laboratory

Appointment Type Post Doctoral

Base of Employment D - Post Doctoral

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date As soon as possible

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Division of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at the 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 within DMSE who are developing new quantum materials as a part of the research group led by Lin Zhou. The incumbent will initiate, design, and perform chemical and structural analysis of materials from the micro- to atomic-scale. This individual will perform advanced techniques of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), including but not limited to aberration corrected scanning transmission microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, converged beam electron diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, tomography and imaging processing. They will 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 able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences. The individual must be able to work effectively with team members.

Required Education and Experience

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

Preferred Education and Experience

• Ph.D degree in Physics, or Materials Science and Engineering, or related field. • Experience on aberration corrected TEM and advanced imaging processing. • Advanced imaging processing experience.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, 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 34,000 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.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Molly Seaboch

Department Contact Phone (515) 294-2680

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date has been extended.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter detailing specific experience; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to:

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/26/2019

Pre-Employment Screening

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.

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EO Statement

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

Classification Information

University Title Postdoc Research Associate - 0100


Job Category Post Doctoral