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Posted:
3/28/2018
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Engineering
Industry:
Government
Postdoctoral Researcher - III-V and II-VI MBE growth
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Job Description

The Materials Physics group in the Materials Science Center has an opening for a postdoctoral research position in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) of III-V and II-VI semiconductors for energy-related applications. The position requires an individual with extensive experience in MBE growth and/or surface science characterization related to semiconductor epitaxy. The individual will work with the Materials Physics team to grow semiconductor films, heterostructures and devices and characterize them using analytical, structural and spectroscopic techniques.

Under the direction of the Materials Physics group, the individual is responsible for MBE growth of III-V and II-VI semiconductor thin films and heterostructures. The individual will plan and conduct experiments to relate growth conditions to the properties of semiconductor alloys and hetero-interfaces. The individual is expected to work in a team setting and publish and present findings in peer-reviewed journals and at national scientific meetings.

Required Skills:

The individual will have experience in semiconductor growth and/or the analytical characterization of semiconductor surfaces. Knowledge and experience with ultra-high vacuum systems, III-V and II-VI semiconductor epitaxy, surface characterization via Auger spectroscopy is required. A general knowledge of semiconductor material physics and characterization, including x-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and electrical measurement techniques, and semiconductor device performance is also necessary. The individual must have strong scientific writing and interpersonal communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a research team.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be a recent PhD graduate within the last three years.

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Preferred Qualifications

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