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Post Doc Fellow, Department of Physics, Mikheev Lab

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Job OverviewThe Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of experimental condensed matter physics. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Evgeny Mikheev. This position will focus on stabilizing and detecting topological superconductivity in oxide nanodevices. The group’s focus is on nanofabrication, cryogenic systems, low noise electrical transport and microwave measurements. Scientifically, the group is interested in nanofabrication of quantum devices with oxides SrTiO3 and KTaO3, understanding their superconductivity, mesoscopic and quantum effects in electrostatically defined nanostructures, and integration of new materials into superconducting and topological qubit platforms. For more information about the group’s research, please see https://homepages.uc.edu/~mikheev.

Essential Functions
  • Conceptualize and conduct research experiments. Conceptualize and create novel devices using shared nanofabrication facilities. Perform cryogenic electrical and microwave measurements in dilution refrigerator and 4K cryocooler setups.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Train, teach techniques, and mentor junior researchers.
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and coordinate with the manufacturers and suppliers of consumables as necessary.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Establish and manage collaborations with other research groups.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Minimum Requirements

    Prior to effective date of appointment, must have:

    • Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
    Application ProcessInterested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. As part of the online application, you are required to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for at least three references.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Evgeny Mikheev by email at mikheev@uc.edu. The initial position is for one year and can be extended upon mutual agreement. Start dates are flexible with ideal for a start date in Winter-Summer 2024, and the applicants are required to specify their availability in the cover letter.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.uc.edu/careers.html.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at jobs@uc.edu.

    The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 94700

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