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Molecular Beam Epitaxy Scientist

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Solid-State Chemistry or related fields with 4 or more years of relevant experience (exceptional MS candidates may also be considered) and will be responsible for the design, fabrication, and usage of a one-of-a-kind molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE) system for synthesizing a wide range of interface quantum materials. Expertise in MBE, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), or UHV-design is required. A critical long-term responsibility of this position will be to mentor users of this system to create radically new materials with unprecedented properties. Additional responsibilities will include qualifying users on this ARPES+MBE system (including safety training), storing and curating data from the ARPES+MBE system, including the growth conditions of all samples, teaching at PARADIM’s summer school on thin-film growth and in-situ characterization such as RHEED, LEED as well as ex-situ characterization of XRD, and interacting with users to help and consult them refine their concepts before PARADIM proposal submission. PARADIM Research Associates are expected to be research active; the Research Associate should publish research papers related to the in-house research theme of PARADIM: weaving new “quantum fabrics” with tailored functionalities which arise by intertwining different quantum materials. To facilitate this, in addition to the possibility of collaborating with interested PARADIM users on their research, Research Associates may write proposals to use PARADIM facilities and spend up to 20% of their time doing research in PARADIM facilities related to quantum fabrics on which the Research Associate is the Principal Investigator.