Postdoctoral Research Associate - The Critical Materials Institute with the Ames Laboratory
- Ames Laboratory
- Location: Ames, IA
- Job Number: 7065520 (Ref #: R2123)
- Posting Date: Mar 24, 2020
- Application Deadline: Apr 22, 2020
Job DescriptionThe Critical Materials Institute with the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.
This postdoctoral researcher will design, discover, grow and characterize single crystals of magnetic materials. The researcher will grow examples of known crystal structures as well as search for new compounds. The researcher will also perform rapid solidification, compaction, magnetic and thermal optimization of permanent magnet materials. Single crystal and polycrystalline samples will be characterized by the researcher via temperature and field dependent thermodynamic and transport measurements. The researcher will collaborate with experts in band structure computation. The researcher will analyze and plot data, write drafts of journal articles and make oral presentations of completed and planned research. The researcher will participate in the development, building and maintenance of growth and characterization equipment.
The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences. The initial appointment will be one year, with renewal appointments based on annual performance assessments and availability of funds.