Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Chemical, Physics: Nanotechnology
(1) Post-Doctoral Associate for Molecular Electronics:
The group of Nanomagnetism and Spintronics of the Physics Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) offers a postdoctoral position in Molecular Electronics. The position is funded for one year and renewable for up to two years (subject to availability of funds and performance evaluation). The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a project funded by the Engineering Division of the National Science Foundation (ECCS program) which aims at investigating the transport properties of single-molecule tunnel junctions within a broad range of experimental conditions (including low-temperatures and optical stimuli). The goal is to understand charge current rectification in molecular devices and pave the way towards developing molecular electronics devices with functionalities complementary to existing commercial options, such as silicon-based diodes. The project encompasses chemistry, physics, device fabrication and technique development, as well as fundamental studies in a broad range of experimental conditions.
The postdoctoral associate will co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students and interact with an international collaboration team of chemistry and theory groups in the US and abroad (Asia and Europe).
Only applications fulfilling some of the following requirements will be considered: i) A strong experimental background in device physics in nanoscale electric transport, preferably with expertise in single-molecule tunnel junctions or related areas (e.g., single-electron tunneling, quantum dots); ii) expertise in optoelectronics in nanoscale devices will be very beneficial for some aspects of this project and will be given priority; and iii) hands-on experience in cryogenic (sub-Kelvin) quantum measurements is required. Candidates with additional expertise in numerical simulation, programming, data analysis, nanofabrication, and instrumentation will be given priority.
(2) Post-Doctoral Associate for Antiferromagnetic Spintronics:
The group of Nanomagnetism and Spintronics of the Physics Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF) offers a postdoctoral position in High Frequency Antiferromagnetic Spintronics. The position is funded for one year and renewable yearly after (subject to performance evaluation). The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate within a multi-investigator and multi-institutional 5-year MURI project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This project aims at studying the fundamental characteristics of antiferromagnetic (AFM) insulators through the development of new thin film AFM/NM heterostructures and the application of advanced measurement techniques, which have the potential to transform methods for generating and processing THz signals. The postdoctoral associate will co-supervise graduate and undergraduate students and interact with a team of researchers in the US and abroad who are leaders in the field of AFM spintronics, with demonstrated expertise in theory, epitaxial thin-film growth, nanofabrication, material and magnetoelectric device characterization in a broad range of frequencies and energies, ultra-fast circuit design and device modeling.
Only applications fulfilling some of the following requirements will be considered: i) A strong experimental background in device physics in nanoscale spintronics, preferably with expertise in high frequency spin pumping and/or spin-transfer torque studies; ii) expertise in Terahertz physics, including detection of Terahertz signals originated from nanoscale devices will be beneficial; and/or iii) hands-on experience in cryogenic, magnetometry, ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy or similar techniques is required. Candidates with additional expertise in numerical simulation, programming, data analysis, nanofabrication, and instrumentation will be given priority.
As soon as August 1st, 2019.
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