Assistant Scientist - Surface Chemistry and Materials Science
The Materials Science Division (MSD) of Argonne National Laboratory is seeking applicants for an Assistant Research Scientist position in the area of surface chemistry and materials science.
The research project aims at understanding the mechanisms of selective interface reactions, advanced characterization of atomic layer deposition processes, and control of the optoelectronic properties of thin films. Experimental work involves precision atomic layer deposition synthesis through understanding of structural, chemical, optical, electrical, and calorimetric characterization of thin film growth.
Primary knowledge in atomic layer deposition and related synthesis methods in the area of transition metal oxides, nitrides, and alloys
A strong experimental and theoretical background in chemical vapor deposition methods, spectroscopic ellipsometry, high vacuum systems, thin film calorimetry and heat transfer, (photo)electrochemistry, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and electron microscopy are highly preferred
Experience at a level typically achieved with a Ph.D. and 2-5 years of chemist, physicist and materials scientists.
RD 2: Bachelor’s and 5+ years, or Master’s and 3+ years, or Doctorate and 0 years
Note: Condensed matter physics, organic or bio-related areas are not in consideration for this position.
This position will involve extensive experimental laboratory work with surface synthesis including traditional atomic layer deposition (ALD) of oxides, plasma-assisted ALD of nitrides, high vacuum system and deposition chamber and maintenance, and in situ thin film characterization methods development. The work will also include a variety of physical measurements such as electrical resistivity, optical absorption spectroscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and related techniques. The candidate is expected to creatively problem solve, work independently, and conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment of chemist, physicist and materials scientists.
Job FamilyResearch Development (RD)
Job ProfileMaterials/Ceramics/Metallurgical 2
Time TypeFull time
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