Columbia University Associate Research Scientist Position in UHV STM Studies of Nanostructured Oxide, Semiconductor, Metal Surfaces

Columbia University
Associate Research Scientist
Position in UHV STM Studies of Nanostructured Oxide, Semiconductor, Metal

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University invites applications to fill a position of Associate Research Scientist in STM studies of the crystalline nature and chemical reactivity of nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces. Associate Research Scientists at Columbia University are junior officers who have demonstrated innovation and excellence in research. Candidates are evaluated on research ability
and required expertise. The applicant will supervise and guide research in several applied and fundamental programs in STM studies nanoparticles and nanostructured surfaces.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD (or equivalent) in either physical chemistry, materials physics, or condensed matter physics is required along with strong post-doctoral experience in such techniques, including 5 years of experience. The applicant must have experience in operating and modifying a state-of-art UHV STM and in conducting atom-resolved studies of surface structure, nonthermal reactions involving electrons/ photons, identifying
crystalline phases, and conducting scanning microscopy with this instrument.

A strong record of hands-on experimental experience with prior UHV instrumentation, including the design of custom instrumentation, is required. Experience in remote-site experimentation on national lab instrumentation is also strongly required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are mandatory, as is the ability to work well with others. Experience in supervising or working with graduate students is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Publications in journals and research conferences with the promise of growing to meet the requirements of a Research Scientist are strongly preferred.

Applicants should apply online at: and should submit electronically their curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a description of research accomplishments, three letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints.

Applicants can consult for more information about the Department. This search will close no sooner than November 15, 2010 and will remain open until the position is filled.

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