Post-Doc Position Available
The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter funded postdoctoral position is available as of July 1, 2009. This is a joint post-doc position between the Madhavan group at Boston College and the Plummer group at LSU with Boston College as the primary base. The post-doc is expected to lead efforts in the study of complex transition-metal compounds using scanning tunneling microscopy at BC and a wide arsenal of surface techniques at LSU.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. in experimental physics with an expertise in at least one of the following areas:
– UHV surface science techniques
– Scanning tunneling microscopy at low temperatures
– Correlated electron systems.
Exceptional candidates with expertise in other related areas of
experimental physics will also be considered. Please send a CV and three
letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include this line in
your subject: application for post-doc position.
Graduate Student Openings
The Madhavan Lab has immediate openings for two graduate students.
The group has two main focus areas. The first involves obtaining spin information at the nanoscale using spin-polarized STM, a technique at the frontiers of nanoscale research today. This project will be done in close collaboration with researchers at Argonne National Lab (ANL) and provides opportunities to obtain first hand knowledge of the various research programs at ANL and to get to know other researchers outside Boston College.
The second project involves the investigation of correlated electron systems as well as spintronic systems using low temperature STM. This research had already yielded a Nature and a PRL. We are currently studying the newly discovered Pnictides and plan to investigate complex spintronic materials in the near future.
The lab is poised to enter a new phase this summer with a new cast of graduate students and post-docs. This group will set the agenda for the research in the lab for the next few years.
Interested students should contact Prof. Madhavan as soon as possible.