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Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates

Two Open Positions – Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates
Aberration-Corrected & In-Situ Electron Microscopy of Materials

Materials Science & Engineering; and the NUANCE Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

The Northwestern University’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental (NUANCE) Center and Department of Materials Science and Engineering have two postdoctoral fellow or Research Associate positions related to: (i) Aberration-Corrected Scanning/Transmission Electron Microscopy (AC S/TEM) and, (ii) In-situ electron microscopy.

Both positions involve development of advanced microscopy characterization techniques and cutting-edge research on novel functional nanomaterials for a wide range of technological applications. There are ample collaborative opportunities with NU MRSEC, MSE dept., and international institute for nanotechnology (IIN).

Check these links for additional information about instruments and research programs.

www.nuance.northwestern.edu and www.northwestern.edu/vpdgroup

The NUANCE center will install advanced S/TEMs in early 2016 in brand new space designed for high-end microscopy; including an aberration-corrected S/TEM and a 300 kV in-situ TEM. In addition, NUANCE houses several FEG S/TEMs, SEMs and SEM/FIB as well as suite of SPMs, and surface science capabilities. Thus, these two research positions offer unprecedented opportunities for motivated and ambitious candidates to advance nanomaterials research anchored by the new instruments, and cross-cutting use of AC S/TEM and in-situTEM.

The candidates must have a PhD degree in physical sciences/engineering related discipline, be self-motivated, and have extensive hands-on experience in transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM); including HRTEM, HAADF-STEM, and EELS/EDS spectroscopy techniques, as well as associated software and simulation/modeling. Previous experience in aberration-corrected S/TEM and in-situ microscopy with demonstrated track record of publication is highly desirable for the respective positions.

The candidates will have plenty opportunity for personal and professional development, including teaching and independent research. Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, statement of research (1 page) and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to:

Professor Vinayak P. Dravid
Email: v-dravid@northwestern.edu

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