One Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately in the Laboratory for Carbon Nanostructures (LCN) at the Physical Sciences and Engineering Division of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The LCN@KAUST is currently developing novel approaches to the growth, characterization and manipulation of carbon allotropes such as graphene and nanotubes. Candidates with expert-level skills in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) are encouraged to apply. The position is particularly well suited for an electron microscopist with interests in both in situ methods and carbon nanostructures.
A PhD degree, within 5 years of receipt, in physics, materials science, chemistry or related areas is mandatory. The candidate must be a skilled electron microscopist with driving capability of aberration corrected TEMs. Experience in one or more of the following sub-areas in TEM is necessary: in situ probing, high resolution imaging, electron energy loss spectroscopy and FIB sample preparation/manipulation. Proficiency in English is fundamental as well as good communication skills. A track-record of high quality scientific publications as first (or corresponding) author is desirable. Willingness to travel and spend time in partner laboratories abroad will also be beneficial.
The research fellow is expected to optimize in situ methods for aberration-corrected TEM with a particular emphasis in probing and manipulating carbon nanostructures grown by other members of the laboratory. Results will be communicated in the appropriate forums (e.g. journals and conferences). Further to this, assistance in the day-to-day coordination of the LCN analytical activities as well as in the guidance of graduate students is anticipated. Enthusiasm to participate in the elaboration of competitive funding proposals is also advantageous.