Softmatter Nanotechnology Postdoc
Los Alamos, NM
Postdoctoral Position in Softmatter Device Structures: The Softmatter Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team of the Chemistry Division (CHEM) is seeking outstanding candidates to join our effort in photovoltaic, light-emitting, and lasing electronic devices based on colloidal quantum dots and semiconductor/metal hybrid nanostructures. The position will involve the development of novel approaches for charge injection/extraction into/from the nanocrystals, the study of conductivity and photoconductivity in nanocrystal assemblies, and the fabrication of thin-film devices. This work will be supported by existing team efforts in nanomaterial synthesis, optical spectroscopy, and microstructural characterization. Detailed information on Team’s research projects and capabilities is available at http://quantumdot.lanl.gov.
Minimum Job Requirements: Strong background in fabrication and characterization of devices based on colloidal nanostructures. Experience in semiconductor, metal and metal-oxide thin-film growth. A good understanding of device physics. Skills should also include photolithography, sputtering techniques, and electrical and optical device measurements.
Desired Skills: Experience working in a clean-room environment and some knowledge of device modeling. Experience in microstructural analysis (TEM, XRD, XPS), routine optical spectroscopies (UV-Vis, FTIR, PL, PLE), and scanning-probe microscopy (STM, AFM, MFM).
Education: A Ph.D. completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.