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The Physics Department at Virginia Tech invites applications for a postdoctoral or research associate position (depending on experience) in experimental spintronics, focusing on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic thin films and heterostructures for investigations of resonant magnetization dynamics and spin torque effects. Candidates must have extensive experience in thin film deposition of magnetic materials or complex oxides (preferably by RF magnetron sputtering) and materials characterization (particularly X-ray diffraction). Candidates must also have excellent communication skills. Other preferred expertise includes microfabrication of thin film devices and characterization of spin-torque and related effects. A Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or a closely related field is required.
This research will be conducted with PI Satoru Emori and his students at Virginia Tech. The work will require close collaboration and interaction with students, postdocs, and faculty members in the Condensed Matter Experiment group and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
A Ph.D. in physics, materials science, or closely related field by the start date of the position.
Extensive experience in thin film deposition of magnetic materials or complex oxides
Extensive experience in materials characterization, including X-ray diffraction
Excellent communication skills
In order to be considered for the research associate position, prior postdoctoral research experience is required.
Experience in thin film deposition by RF magnetron sputtering
Experience in microfabrication of thin film devices
Experience in characterization of spin-torque and related effects
For research associate position, some experience supervising junior researchers is preferred.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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