Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Center for Functional Nanomaterials-Brookhaven National Laboratory

Current Job Openings at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Assistant / Associate Scientist (4016) (Term Appointment) - Requires a Ph.D. materials science, physics, or chemistry. Significant experience in using transmission electron microscopy to answer important scientific questions is required, as well as, demonstrated ability to conduct creative, independent research and to carry out several projects simultaneously. A strong commitment to collaborative research involving external users of the Center and excellent communication and interpersonal skills is also desired. The successful candidates will become members of the CFNÆs Electron Microscopy team, which soon will complete installation of three top-of-the line instruments: a 200keV TEM (JEOL 2100F) ideally suited for high-resolution analytical microscopy; an aberration-corrected dedicated STEM (Hitachi HD2700) capable of simultaneous acquisition of atomic imaging and energy-loss spectroscopy; and an environmental TEM (FEI Titan 80-300) with aberration corrector for high-resolution imaging and gas-reaction analysis. The primary responsibility of each candidate will be to conduct self-initiated and user-directed research, in comparable proportion, in one of the aberration-corrected microscopes. Additional responsibilities include working with members of the CFN team and other electron-microscopy groups across BNL to address general, high-resolution TEM needs of both BNL scientists and other users of the CFN. The level of the position will be based on the background and experience of the selected candidate. Under the direction of Y. Zhu, Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14240. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Assistant / Associate Scientist (4023) - Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science or related field and several years of postdoctoral experience. Expertise in the use and/or developments of ultrafast laser systems including regenerative amplifiers and optical parametric amplifiers is required, as well as experience in the application of ultrafast techniques (e.g. femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy and/or femtosecond fluorescence upconversion spectroscopy) to materials research. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also required. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team studying photovoltaic materials and other functional nanomaterials by means of advanced electrical and optical characterization instrumentation that includes a state-of-the-art ultrafast transient absorption system. The candidateÆs primary responsibility will be, in comparable proportion, to conduct independent research and to work along with external users on ultrafast spectroscopy and optical processes in nanomaterials. In addition, the candidate will use their expertise to collaborate with members of the CFN team and other BNL Groups in research topics of common interest. The level of the position will be based on the background and experience of the selected candidate. Under the direction of C. Black, Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14520. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Material Science Associate II (P-5) (TB4024) - MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATE II (P-5) Requires a masterÆs degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry or closely. PhD degree highly desirable. Minimum five (5) years related experience in one or more of the following areas: simple and complex fluids, physics of polymers or biopolymers, self-organization phenomena, self-assembled molecular structure. A strong background in experimental methods for soft matter physics or biophysics and their applications to nanoscale phenomena is essential. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team working on assembly and optical properties of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials. Will be responsible for operation and development of Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) experimental facilities, including spectroscopic instruments, atomic force and optical microscopes, and thin-film characterization instruments. Will work closely with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) scientists and CFN users, and will have an opportunity to develop an independent research program aligned with the groupÆs scientific directions. Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14535. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Materials Science Associate II (P-5) (TB4845) - MATERIALS SCIENCE ASSOCIATE II (P-5) Requires masterÆs degree in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field. PhD degree highly desirable. Minimum five (5) years of experience with lithography and thin film processing in a clean-room environment. Expertise developing high-resolution plasma etch processes, including use of the Bosch process, is highly desirable. Must have good communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team working on photovoltaic materials and other functional nanomaterials, and on the development of advanced nanofabrication processes using state-of-the-art equipment (e.g., electron-beam, ion-beam, and nanoimprint lithography, thin-film deposition and plasma etching) housed in a class-100 facility. Will work closely with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) scientists and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) users, and will have an opportunity to develop an independent research program aligned with the groupÆs interest in nanofabrication processes. Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14536. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (4847) - Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or materials science. Significant experience in surface-science experimentation, particularly UHV STM, including independent sample preparation, planning of experiments, data acquisition and analysis is also required. Previous experience in variable-temperature and/or high-pressure STM or LEEM is preferred. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team of scientists studying different aspects of hydrogen storage reactions, and will collaborate closely with a parallel effort in ab-initio theory and modeling. The scientific focus will be on atomistic effects of dopants and catalysts on the reversibility and reaction kinetics of complex metal hydride hydrogen storage materials, studied by UHV scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), high-pressure STM, and low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM). Under the direction of P. Sutter, Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14583. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (4846) - Requires a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science or a related field. Good laboratory skills, high motivation for frontier interdisciplinary research and significant experience in at least one of the following fields is required: x-ray scattering methods, scanning probe microscopy, polymer characterization, and solution based nanoscale synthesis. The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary research project which is focused on the study of self-organization phenomena and structure formation in nanoscale systems with biological recognition. The work combines development of nano-assembly methods for fabrication of well-defined multi-component structures with structural characterization using state-of-the-art facilities, including synchrotron-based x-ray scattering methods, atomic force microscopy, spectroscopic and optical techniques. Under the direction of O. Gang, Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14555. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (4021) - Requires a Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or engineering. Very strong background in EELS ans STEM also required. Successful candidate is to conduct forefront scientific research on characterization of nanoscale structures using advanced electron scattering techniques, with emphasis on scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Under the direction of Y. Zhu Job No. 14364. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (4018) - Requires a Ph.D. in a physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or chemistry. The research project involves using self-assembly methods as tools for nanostructuring thin film materials, with the goal of understanding and optimizing the performance of energy conversion devices. This project is laboratory-intensive. Much of the work involves developing unconventional fabrication approaches based on self-assembly techniques, as well as device fabrication, characterization and measurement. The well-qualified candidate will have significant experience and interest in thin-film processing using both conventional microfabrication techniques, and knowledge of self-assembly processes. Expertise in nanometer-scale materials characterization and analysis (SEM and AFM), as well as electrical device test and measurement experience are important, although outstanding and motivated candidates of all backgrounds will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Under the direction of C. Black, Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Job No. 14326. Log in to the Candidate Gateway to apply for this position.


Employment Opportunities at the other DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories

Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory

Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory





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