Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 07-31-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate with hands on experience in Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) instrumentation, and expertise in (i) the characterization of novel materials using Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) techniques or/and (ii) synthesis of thin films using Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) technique.

One of the main duties of this position will be to work independently for integrating a MBE setup to the existing ARPES equipment in the lab. The goal of this research project is to synthesize thin film samples, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) in particular, and to conduct their insitu characterization using ARPES. In addition, this individual will work closely with undergraduate and graduate students of the group to train them in handling UHV instruments, participate in lab- and synchrotron-based ARPES experiments, analyze new as well as existing ARPES data, and actively participate in manuscript preparations. Candidates with expertise in both ARPES and MBE are preferred.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. degree in physics, materials science, or a closely related field prior to the appointment start date, and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, with the potential for the renewal by one additional year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@Uva ( and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three professional references; search on posting number 0621231. Review of applications will begin on August 11, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible but the position will be filled as soon as possible.

Questions regarding this particular position should be directed to Dr. Utpal Chatterjee (email:

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Andy Cavanaugh: 434-924-3798 (email:
The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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