Postdoctoral Fellow - Materials Science and Quantum Technologies
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Internal Number: 100396
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Materials Science Division invites dynamic and talented individuals to apply for the exciting position of Postdoctoral Fellow - Materials Science and Quantum Technologies within the Molecular Foundry Division. Collaborate with renowned researchers from UC Berkeley, Sandia National Lab, and Boston University in the cutting-edge fields of materials growth, nanofabrication, and electron microscopy. Be at the forefront of scientific advancements in superconducting integrated circuits, contributing to the development of quantum processors and sensors that outperform classical counterparts.
Come be a part of the future of materials science! Apply now to contribute to groundbreaking research at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
What You Will Do:
Develop materials and/or fabrication processes for phononic and superconducting devices, with a focus on detailed materials/device characterization.
Collaborate with Foundry scientists to tailor interfacial properties and advance material development.
Present research results at national conferences and contribute to publications, showcasing your impactful contributions.
Provide research support, assistance, and instruction to fellow team members.
Foster a culture of safety and actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
What is Required:
Recent Ph.D. (within the last 3 years) in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field.
Demonstrated background in experimental research including leading projects from initiation to conclusion, demonstrating creative problem solving abilities.
Experience in any combination of the following areas:
Physical and chemical deposition of thin films (e.g. reactive sputtering, CVD, ALD, e-beam evaporation, etc.).
Analytical electron microscopy (TEM, STEM, EELS, etc.).
Experimental quantum science.
Cryogenic materials property measurements.
Process development and optimization (nanofabrication and/or materials deposition).
Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and contribute to the planning of a scientific research program.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to organize technical/scientific information, write manuscripts, and present at conferences.
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate with a diverse interdisciplinary research team.
Adhere to DOE and Berkeley Lab's safety guidelines and safety culture, and contribute to an inclusive and supportive work environment for all. This includes carrying out Berkeley Lab's core mission on IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access).
Knowledge of superconducting materials and devices.
Experience with electron based spectroscopic techniques such as EELS, EDS or Cathodoluminescence.
Background knowledge in materials or low temperature physics.
Demonstrated knowledge of Python or another major programming language for data analysis and familiarity with machine learning approaches for data analysis.
For full consideration, please apply by December 6th, 2023. This position will remain open until filled.
Application for this position should include a one-page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and a CV including an annotated publication record stating your contributions or role in the published work.
This position has an anticipated start date of December 1, 2023.
This is a full-time, 2 years, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
The monthly salary range for this position is $7,455 - $8,326 and is expected to start at $7,455 or above. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries are predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-Ph.D. postdoctoral and/or related research experience.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at:Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.