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Pennsylvania State University Postdoctoral Scholar (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics) in University Park, Pennsylvania


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The Eberly College of Science, Department of Physics (https://science.psu.edu/physics) at The Pennsylvania State University (http://psu.edu) is seeking to fill two Postdoctoral Scholar positions in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. The successful candidates will participate in the research program of Prof. Cui-Zu Chang’s group (https://sites.psu.edu/changresearch/) to investigate the quantum phenomena in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)-grown films/heterostructures. The project involves molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/S), nanoscale device fabrication, mechanical exfoliation, and dilution electrical transport measurements. The ideal candidates should have experience in at least one of these areas.

Education and Experience

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or related fields. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV, and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to physicsapply@psu.edu, indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line.

Additional Information

These are term appointments, funded for one year from the date of hire, with the possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.  

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