A research associate position is available and will be involved in developing methods to grow and characterize bulk single crystals of intermetallic phases including pnictides and chalcogenides with either layered or 1D crystal structures. The work is part of a broader effort with the following goals:
1) understanding the impact of in-plane and out-of-plane bond strength on lattice dynamics and thermal transport in layered materials, and
2) investigating anisotropic electronic and thermal transport properties in Zintl phases with 1D and 2D anionic structures.
In addition to being able to work independently in the lab on synthesis and characterization of materials, the successful applicant must be able to contribute to lab management, supervision of graduate and undergraduate research projects, and writing and editing of manuscripts, reports and proposals. The project will involve collaboration with experimental and modeling groups within MSU and in other institutes both nationally and internationally and the successful applicant will be expected to help manage relevant collaborations.
This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding. The position includes salary and fringe benefits for 1 year.
Doctorate -Chemistry,Physics,Materials Science or r
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, or related field by the start of the position.
The ideal candidate will combine interest and experience in bulk crystal growth and in characterization of structural and transport properties of materials.
Prior experience with bulk crystal growth methods such as Bridgman, molten metal flux, chemical vapor transport, or the floating zone technique.
The candidate should also ideally be familiar with either research on thermoelectric research or, more broadly, with electronic or thermal transport properties of bulk materials.
It is expected that the candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and understanding of scientific methodology, as demonstrated by a strong publication record.
Candidates should enjoy working in a dynamic research environment and be able to collaborate with both experimental and computational groups.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, a representative publication, and contact information for 2 references.
Please direct any questions regarding the position to Dr. Zevalkink (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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