Fellowship and Employment Resources

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Employment and Fellowship

Graduate Opportunities

  • Perimeter Scholars International- Graduate Program 
    • Perimeter Scholars International is a one-year master’s-level course in theoretical physics designed to bring highly qualified and exceptionally motivated graduate students to the cutting edge of the field in an intense, interactive training environment.
  • PhD Positions Open at CIC nanoGUNE, a Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center (San Sebastian, Spain)
    • CIC nanoGune has 5 PhD positions open in Characterization by IR S-SNOM and Nano-FTIR Spectroscopy; Magnetism of Non-Planar Films and Multilayers; Tunable Magneto-Photonic Nanstructured Metasurfaces; Novel Superconducting States Modelled by Atomic-Scale Structures; and Spin Orbitronics.
    • The selected candidate(s) should have a Master (or equivalent) degree in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering, and will be responsible for the design, preparation and electrical measurement of nanostructures. Experience in electron-beam lithography and UHV metal deposition is helpful.
  • Fellow at the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (Bristol, UK) 
    • The Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre is currently recruiting for year-long fellowships starting on November 25, 2019. They have ten fellowships available and these are aimed at helping academics move into starting up their own companies and taking their technology out of the lab as a business. They are fully funded by the UK government as one of the EPSRC Skills and Training Hubs in Quantum Technology and do not take any equity in the companies they help start up.
    • They are very broad in terms of what covers quantum technology and the innovations that will support it. They are interested in providing fellowships to anyone in the following areas but would not discount interesting technologies outside of these: Physics, Quantum, Materials, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Photonics, Cryogenics, Ion Trap, Magnetic Field, High Energy and Particle Physics, Thermal and High Energy Materials, Diamond Coatings and Doped Diamond Materials.
  • Technology Specialist (remote) at DiBerardino McGovern IP Group (DMIP Group)
    • DMIP Group, a patent law firm, is seeking a Technology Specialist to assist the firm in all aspects of patent prosecution, including patent application drafting and analysis. The Technology Specialist can work from anywhere in the United States, the position is 100% remote. A full position description is linked above.
    • A successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (or highter) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related fields. Applicants with a graduate degree and academic or professional experience with electronics or optical systems are preferred.
  • Microfabrication Processing Engineer Contractor at Air Force Research Lab
    • The selected candidate will be responsible for the development of microfabrication processes for emerging materials, such as bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3), bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3), tin-germanium (α-Sn1-xGex) alloys, lead tin telluride (Pb1-xSnxTe), bismuth antimony telluride ((Bi1-x Sbx)2Te3), cadmium arsenide (Cd3As), etc. Minimal processing steps include photolithography, wet & dry etching, and metallization, with additional processes of surface passivation, diffusion doping, and annealing likely.
    • Qualified candidates will have formal education in chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science and have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience in microfabrication. Candidates must also be US citizens. Interested applicants can apply here.

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Undergraduate Opportunities

For undergraduates seeking research opportunities more generally within OSU, the best way to find a research position is to meet with faculty directly (Research groups don’t post positions through OSU).

  • Look into the faculty at OSU and the research they conduct. Interested in the MRSEC? Visit out our People page.
    • Meet with professors about their research and projects; share your enthusiasm and skills!
    • Network with students and faculty at events. It’s a great way to learn more about a group or project and get involved.
      • CEM Coffee Hour, Wednesdays at 3:30, PRB Second Floor Bridge
      • Physics T.E.A. (Talking, Eating, Action), Thursdays at 3:00, PRB Commons
      • Astro Coffee, each morning at 10:30 in the Astronomy Conference Room (4054 McPherson)
  • Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program at Perimeter International
    • Perimeter Institute invites exceptional undergraduate students to join it’s research community for a fully funded summer school program. Twenty successful applicants will spend two weeks immersed in Perimeter’s dynamic research environment — attending courses on cutting-edge topics in physics, learning new techniques to solve interesting problems, and working on group research projects. There is also opportunity for applicants to be considered for one of ten paid summer research internships. Interns will work on projects alongside Perimeter researchers where they will learn research tools, develop collaboration skills, and potentially even publish their work, all while immersed in the multi-disciplinary environment of the world’s largest independent theoretical physics research center.

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Postdoctoral Openings

  • Postdoctoral Research Position at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)
    • Accepting applications now. Apply here!
    • We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral researcher (PDR) who has extensive expertise in the development and application of electron microscopy for advanced materials characterization. The successful candidate will participate in the planning, design, and execution of research projects in a broad set of activities involving hard (e.g., metallic and oxides) materials of interest to AFRL/RX, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking. The experimental effort involves use of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) research, High Resolution Electron Energy Loss spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, dual beam Focused Ion Beam microscopy (FIB), Optical Microscopy, Electron/X-ray tomography. This position is located at both the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, Ohio and at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) in Columbus, Ohio. The successful candidate would normally reside in Columbus, and travelfrequently between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
  • Postdoctoral Research Position at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS)
    • Accepting applications now. Apply here!
    • The successful candidate will participate in planning, design, and
      execution of research projects in a broad set of activities across several scientific disciplines. They will perform complex experiments and perform research in an area of considerable scope and complexity, ranging from soft to hard materials, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking. This position will perform High-Resolution Electron Microscopy, High-Resolution Chemical Mapping, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, and/or Electron/X-ray Tomography. The successful candidate will perform sample preparation, as well as collect, analyze, and interpret research data. In addition, these positions will assist in preparing progress and final research reports, and present data findings at scientific meetings. The successfulcandidate will spend majority (60-70%) of time working in research teams at WPAFB and the remaining time at CEMAS; therefore this position requires frequent travel between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
  •  Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
    • Accepting applications for over 40 postdoctoral opportunities.
    • Apply by February 28, 2020
  • Postdoctoral positions open at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Three Postdoctoral positions open in the Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek (NCB) lab at MIT
    • 2D Materials and/or Nanoelectronics Position
      • The postdoc will design and develop new nanoelectronic devices for diverse applications such as transistors, sensors, biomedical devices etc.
    • Magnetics and Spintronics Position
      • The postdoc will design and develop new magnetic and spintronics devices for diverse applications such as energy harvesters, sensors, actuators, resonators, antenna, memory, transistors etc.
    • Wireless Sensing
      • NCB has opening for postdoc in wireless sensing of chemical and biological signals. The postdoc will conduct research to design and develop wireless sensing technologies, transmitter/receiver systems, RF circuit, implantable and wearable antennae for diverse applications in wireless energy harvesting, sensing, magnetic resonance imaging and biomedical applications. Strong background in electromagnetism, antenna design and RF engineering is required.
  • Four Postdoctoral positions open at NIST in Boulder, Colorado
    • Nonlinear Electronic Materials Position
      • NIST is developing broadband high-frequency measurement techniques to quantify fundamental material properties of electronic materials in support of the Materials Genome Initiative. Our approach exploits nonlinear on-chip measurements as a function of temperature, electric-and magnetic-field bias, and local stress.  The inclusion of higher-order nonlinear terms allows for the development of comprehensive nonlinear models to describe the linear and nonlinear response of functional electronic materials at microwave and mm-wave frequencies, including thermal effects. Techniques include finite-element modeling, on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, nonlinear electrical characterization, and high-frequency acoustic measurements.
    • Microwave Microfluidics Position
      • NIST is developing high-frequency electrical measurements to probe the intermolecular environments of complex charged molecules and ions in solution. Our approach leverages microfluidics to enable on-chip fluid measurements, in order to exploit quantitative microwave-frequency calibration and measurement techniques. Measurements as a function of temperature, pressure, composition, and concentration yield critical thermodynamic information relevant for applications including chemical separations, catalysis, and biological systems. Techniques include on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, nonlinear electrical characterization and high-frequency acoustic measurements.
    • On-wafer Microwave Standards Position
      • NIST is developing high-frequency on-wafer devices and standards to support testing of next-generation integrated circuits for advanced communications and NIST-on-a-Chip applications. Our approach leverages advanced on-wafer calibration and measurement techniques to accurately define the broadband impedance of custom-designed on-chip devices. Detailed measurements enable the development of standards that are traceable to fundamental constants for impedance, power, electrical phase, and complex fluid and material properties. Methods include design of on-wafer devices and packaging, fabrication, and testing at microwave and mm-wave frequencies.
    • On-wafer THz Design, Measurement, and Integration
      • NIST is developing a DC to THz Fourier synthesizer. Postdoctoral researcher will perform and develop metrology for measuring high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz modulated optical signals, on-chip amplifiers to 1 THz, and filter manifolds.  Research will use state-of-the-art on-chip design methods, measurement and integration techniques in the development of mixed optical/electrical circuits operating from DC to 1 THz. Measurements include on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, optical frequency combs, photodiodes, and nonlinear electrical measurements.
    • Interested candidates need some programming experience, hands-on lab experience, and math skills. Experience in MATLAB or Python is great, but any language will do. Postdocs in their groups learn microfabrication, microelectronics, on-wafer electronics, materials physics, simulations, among other skills. Interest in millimeter-wave and high frequency electronics is great. Interested candidates should contact orloff@nist.govangela.stelson@nist.govari.feldman@nist.gov, and booth@nist.gov.
  • CDCM MRSEC 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships
    • These postdoctoral positions are intended for early-career scientists with a research focus on any area of materials science and engineering. An earned Ph.D. is required. Successful candidates will be appointed as soon as January 2020 for a full-time, 12 month period as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, renewable annually for up to three years based on performance and funding.
    • Application Deadline: December 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • Research Physicist in Quantum and Nonlinear Optics – Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, OH
    • A research position is currently open in the area of experimental quantum and nonlinear optical spectroscopy with an emphasis on the investigation of light-matter interactions in solid state systems. Primary responsibility will be in the characterization and exploitation of strain induced, spatially deterministic, non-classical light generation in two-dimensional materials; both monolayers as well as heterostructure devices. Coherent control (resonance fluorescence), electrical excitation, cavity coupling (dielectric and plasmonic), valleytronics, and ultrafast dynamics are all of interest, as well as the investigation of other material platforms for single and/or entangled photon generation.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Position (Optical Sciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory)
    • Application deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1
    • For additional information, visit the NRL site here.
  • Arts & Sciences Dean’s Post Doc Pool at the University of Alabama – Fall 2020

    • The Dean’s Postdoctoral program in the College of Arts & Sciences is a two-year associate position designed to lead directly into a tenure-track position at UA at the conclusion of the program.  The successful applicant will advance the diversity and inclusion of the department they choose to join, which in the case of the physics or chemistry departments at UA could include (but not be limited to) female or underrepresented minority members.  The associates will be paid on par with incoming assistant professors in the department, and will be heavily mentored to hit the ground running as a new faculty member.
    • Search Initiation Date: 10/09/19
    • Expected Start Date: 08/16/20
  • Physics Postdoctoral Postition Open at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Prof. Nadya Mason is seeking a physics postdoc to join her lab to perform researh involving transport measurements of graphene and topological insulators. Experience in nanostructure fabrication and low temperature measurement, and having a good understanding of mesoscopics, magnetism, and/or strain-induced behaviors is desired. The position is available immediately.
    • Interested candidates can email Prof. Mason directly with their CV.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Open at Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC) for Nanoscale Science
    • The KIC Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell, and previous KIC Fellows have gone on to professorships at major universities around the world. Fellows will work in partnership with Cornell faculty sponsors on projects consistent with the KIC mission. Funds for expendables and travel will be available.
    • Applications for the next class of fellows are due October 1, 2019.
  • 2 Researcher Positions Open in Giuseppe Maruccio’s group at University of Salento
    • Prof. Maruccio is seeking to fill two three-year research positions in spintronics, magnonics and magnetism; dielectric/multiferroics materials; sensors and lab on a chip; and advanced (structural/compositional/electrical/magnetic) characterization. Interested candidate should have received their PhD after Februiary 2010 or February 2014. To apply, candiates can reach out to Prof. Maruccio directly. 
  • Spintec
    • Spintec, in Grenoble, France, is looking to fill a postdoctoral position in spintronics on magnetic skyrmions. The successful candidate will be part of a larger project, which aims to push forward fundamental knowledge on magnetic skyrmions in view of technological applications for memory and logics. Applicants should hold a phd in solid state physics or related discipline. An expertise in nanomagnetism or spintronics as well as nanofabrication would be a strong asset. Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of motivation to Olivier Boulle, via email to olivier.boulle@cea.fr.
  • NYU Center for Quantum Phenomena, Kent Research Group
    • Research focuses on the study of magnetization switching by spin-transfer torques in nanometer scale magnetic tunnel junction devices. The goal is to characterize, model, optimize and understand the ns-time scale switching characteristics of such devices. Successful candidates will use and further develop high-speed electrical test stands and an automated wafer prober. Experience with electronic transport measurements, magnetic materials, microwave techniques and magnetic device characterization is desirable.
      Applications, including a CV with the names of three references, should be sent to Prof. Kent by email, andy.kent@nyu.edu. Further information about Prof. Kent’s group at NYU can be found at www.physics.nyu.edu/kentlab/
  • The Skyrmion Project
    • Five positions to be filled, with expertise ranging across materials preparation and discovery, experimentation (including the use of neutrons, muons and x-rays) and theoretical modeling.
      The EPSRC-funded program is a six year UK-based project built around a consortium of five premier Universities with input from international academic institutions and industrial partners.

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