In Situ Characterization Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
November 27 2018
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In Situ Characterization Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to join the team. We will rely on you to develop novel in situ transmission electron and optical microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to study the effects of extrinsic perturbation on physical properties of inorganic materials focusing on electro-thermal properties of two-dimensional materials. Experiments are conducted with a suite of capabilities, including confocal photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopes and the CINT Integration Laboratory (a class 100 cleanroom). The successful candidate will contribute to a one-of-a-kind collaborative environment consisting of accomplished scientists in electrothermal physics, nanomaterials, ultrafast optical spectroscopy and in situ electron microscopy.


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • A strong record of publication quantified by h-index, total citations, and number and journal impact factor of first author publications
  • Experimental background in at least one of the following areas: electron microscopy, nanofabrication, or ultrafast optical spectroscopy with a focus on in situ characterization technique development
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently in collaboration with large interdisciplinary research teams

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with in situ transmission electron microscopy, including low-dose phase contrast and STEM using a direct electron detector, scanning nano beam electron diffraction algorithm technique development, such as 4D STEM or pulsed beam, and heating or electrical biasing sample holders
  • Experience operating and maintaining ultrafast optical spectroscopic systems, micro-Raman/photoluminescence systems (Horiba LabRAM HR Evolution or custom Princeton Instruments-based systems) and complex ultrafast amplified laser systems
  • Proficiency in NI LabView, Wolfram Mathematica or similar program for computer-controlled data acquisition and analysis (Keithley low-level precision instruments)

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