Postdoctoral Scholar in Experimental sSNOM of 2D-materials at Pennsylvania State University

State College, Pennsylvania
fixed-term one year appointment from date of hire with annual re-funding possibility
Nov 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in Experimental sSNOM study of 2D-materials to work with Professor Slava V. Rotkin at Materials Research Institute and Engineering Science and Mechanics Department of The Pennsylvania State University.

Successful candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in experimental near-field microscopy and be able to independently run a research project using the newest Neaspec instrument. Expertise in sSNOM is a primary requirement, additional expertise in the following areas is welcome (but not required): physics of polaritonic and/or novel 2D-materials (beyond graphene and TMC), advanced optical characterization and quantum optics, quantum information applications, near-field instrumentation development and other scanning probe techniques. Strong analytical and programing skills is a plus.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or another field related to sSNOM and, ideally, at least some post graduate experience; several relevant publications in high-impact factor journals and other records demonstrating capability to conduct above mentioned work; dedication to academic work and motivation to develop in this area. Successful candidate is expected to perform experimental work, interact daily with graduate and undergraduate students, write papers and participate in research projects, build her/his own expertise and prepare for the future career.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility re-funding on annual basis.

All questions should be addressed to Prof. S.V. Rotkin. Please, apply online at