The Physics Department at Virginia Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral or research associate position (depending on experience) in experimental spintronics, focusing on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic thin films and heterostructures for investigations of resonant magnetization dynamics and spin torque effects. Candidates must have extensive experience in thin film deposition of magnetic materials or complex oxides (preferably by RF magnetron sputtering) and materials characterization (particularly X-ray diffraction). Candidates must also have excellent communication skills. Other preferred expertise includes microfabrication of thin film devices and characterization of spin-torque and related effects. A Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or a closely related field is required.
This research will be conducted with PI Satoru Emori and his students at Virginia Tech. The work will require close collaboration and interaction with students, postdocs, and faculty members in the Condensed Matter Experiment group and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
An application including a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), and a statement of research experience and interests (not to exceed 3 pages) should be submitted through Virginia Tech’s application portal (https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81084). Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Prof. Satoru Emori (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Summer or Fall 2018. For questions, please contact the Physics Department (540-231-7566) or Prof. Satoru Emori (email@example.com).
Virginia Tech is an EO / AA institution, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers (www.advance.vt.edu). Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should please notify Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Department of Physics (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), (540) 231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120 prior to the application deadline.