Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement, Physics: Nanotechnology, Physics: Superconductivity
NIST has recently launched a 5-year multidisciplinary program to develop high accuracy 3D thermal imaging and control using thermosensitive magnetic nano-objects. A key component of the project is high sensitivity magnetic scanning microscopy of these nano-objects, most likely using SQUID magnetometers. Our program currently has an opening for a postdoc with a background in scanning microscopy or magnetic instrument design, who will help develop this magnetic scanning microscope to quantitatively measure temperature throughout the volume of solid state, chemical, or biological samples.
Success of this unique program will depend upon close collaboration between NIST experts in magnetic measurements, nanoparticle and nanowire synthesis, micromagnetic modeling, and thermal physics. For this postdoctoral position, we seek an independent and creative researcher, who can also work constructively within a diverse team.
A qualified candidate would have expertise in at least some of the following areas: scanning microscopy, SQUID measurements, instrumentation for magnetic measurements, digital acquisition and control, magnetic sensors (e.g., GMR, MTJ, fluxgates, atomic magnetometers), magnetic nanoparticles, optical and e-beam lithography, magnetic particle imaging (MPI), NMR instrumentation, and 3D image reconstruction.
The Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division located at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland anticipates the need for this researcher in the near future. We are now collecting information from interested candidates at firstname.lastname@example.org. When the position is available, a vacancy announcement will be posted on www.USAJOBS.gov. The government classification of this position will be ZP-1310-III (Physicist), ZP-1301-III (Physical Scientist) or ZP-0855-III (Electrical Engineer), which have minimum educational requirements of: 1) a degree in physics, physical science, engineering, or mathematics, and 2) a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree as defined above or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-9 or ZP-II. Starting salary will be $68000-$72000, and U.S. citizenship is required. The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their areas of interest, and a CV which includes a complete list of publications.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the most influential scientific institutions in the country, with leading programs in many areas of the physical sciences, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. The 578-acre NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland is home to thousands of scientists and engineers, a vibrant ethic of research and innovation, and over 100 white-tailed deer.
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