Research Associate, College of Natural Sci.

Location
United States, North America
Posted
May 14, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Information

Posting Number: 7694

Internal Posting Date: 05-06-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 06-16-2013

Job Title: Research Associate

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Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Natural Science

Primary Department: 10032666 PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100

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Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary commensurate with experience

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Position Summary: Applications are invited for postdoctoral researchers to work with Dr. Chong-Yu Ruan, Dr. Phil Duxbury, and Dr. Bhanu Mahanti on the studies of complex materials using femtosecond electron imaging and spectroscopy techniques. The research subjects will be centered around charge-density waves, strongly correlated oxides and chalcogenides, graphite-related materials, and theoretical interpretations. We particularly seek candidates with interests in studying phase transitions, and can oversee the projects and work with graduate students in developing new experiment protocols and new instrument to advance our knowledge of complex and functional materials through femtosecond imaging and spectroscopy.

The position is for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The start date is negotiable, with an inclination towards summer or fall of 2013.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or related subject.

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Desired Qualifications: Candidates with previous experience in femtosecond lasers, ultrafast imaging and spectroscopy, and electron microscopy are particularly encouraged to apply.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Other Document

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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, and a statement of research interests as a single pdf. Contact information for three references should also be submitted.

Please contact Dr. Chong-Yu Ruan (ruan@pa.msu.edu) with any inquires.

Review of applications will begin on June 16, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Chong-Yu Ruan/Associate Professor/ruan@pa.msu.edu

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Union Affiliation Non Union

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