Postdoctoral Scholar (OPS), NHMFL

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar (OPS), NHMFL
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 48532
Department National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: The Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) at the Florida State University (FSU) and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) invite applications for a Electron Microscopist post-doctoral research associate position to perform nanostructural characterization using a variety of electron microscopy techniques. The position will focus on improving our understanding of the micro-, meso-, nano- and atomic-scale structural origins of the superconducting properties of high temperature superconductors (principally REBa2Cu3O7-d, Bi-2212 and (K,Ba)Fe2As2) with the aid of our advanced electron microscopes. Available equipment includes an aberration-corrected atomic resolution (scanning) transmission electron microscope (S/TEM), a focused ion beam (FIB) equipped FESEM and supporting sample preparation tools.

The successful candidate would be a microscopist who focuses on materials science and problem solving. This position requires expertise in a TEM/STEM operation and FIB nano-fabrication. It also requires the strong skill set to prepare TEM specimens using conventional mechanical polishing/ion milling. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to apply these techniques as soon as they take up the position.

The successful microscopist is expected to be highly interactive and eager to engage with problems being generated by ASC’s forefront fabrication and electromagnetic characterization activities, and will be depended upon to generate micro-/nanostructural information.Qualifications Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, or related field completed within the past three years.

Extensive prior experience in TEM/STEM operation and making TEM samples. Extensive prior experience preparing TEM specimens using FIB.

Effective written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, cover letter, and referencesPreferred Experience operating Cs-corrected STEMs. Experience in EELS or EDS in STEM.Helpful The candidate will be working as a full member of the Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) located in Tallahassee FL. As a part of National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL), we are a 50-person center dedicated to understanding and advancing superconducting materials for superconducting magnet and RF applications. At present there are 14 graduate students, 4 postdocs and 10 scientific and support staff. In non-COVID times many undergraduates also participate in research. ASC has multiple research directions with many funded grants and PIs, which offers students and postdocs the opportunity to work in a very interdisciplinary and interactive environment, where results are broadly discussed in weekly meetings having many participants.

Major microscope-related instruments at FSU and NHMFL:
•JEOL ARM200cF Cs-corrected S/TEM with Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
•FEI Helios G4 UC field emission scanning electron microscope and FIB equipped with Gas Injection System (GIS), in-situ lift-out tool and Leica cold stage, EBSD and EDS
•Gatan PIPS ion mill
•Micro Support Axis Pro SS ex-situ lift-out tool
•JEOL IB-19500 CP ion cross section polisherContact Info For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Fumitake Kametani, Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University
Applied Superconductivity Center, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
2031 E Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Tel: (850) 645-7491
Email: [email protected] Plan This is an OPS/temporary Job.Soft Money Funded Position This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Additionally, on your CV, please list names and contact information of 3 possible references. The cover letter should address the qualifications as outlined above. Also list one notable published paper or pre-print (co-)authored by the candidate (.pdf format).Request Letters of Reference This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

1) After submitting your application, click the Careers link;
2) Click the My References link;
3) Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position; and
4) Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.Affordable Care Act OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees that meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information, please visit the following website regarding the Affordable Care Act, Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 3/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time