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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames National Laboratory in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ames National Laboratory

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Would you like to work for a National Laboratory that conducts world-renowned research? Would you enjoy working on a diverse, beautiful, university campus? Can you imagine yourself in a mid-sized location that regularly ranks as one of the U.S. Best Places to Live ( ? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider a career with Ames Laboratory!

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy federally contracted National Laboratory located in Ames, Iowa, on the campus of Iowa State University. We are dedicated to translating foundational science through applied research to create technological innovations. We create materials, inspire minds to solve problems, and address some of the most challenging issues facing our world today. We promote and believe in a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, and shared ownership in support of the Laboratory's collective success. We offer an exceptional benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, Wellbeing program, Employee Assistance Program;

  • Retirement benefits including defined benefit or defined contribution plans;

  • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans;

  • Onsite childcare;

  • Life insurance and long-term disability;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts.

The Ames National Laboratory is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position within the Division of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE). Successful candidate will work with research groups to develop quantum materials/devices and advanced electron microscopy techniques. The incumbent includes

  • initiate, design, and perform chemical and structural analysis of materials from the micro- to atomic-scale for qubit.

  • perform advanced transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies using aberration corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy.

  • Help with day-to-day oversight of activities on SEM, FIB, and TEMs, including training of new users.

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience on aberration corrected TEM, electron energy loss spectroscopy, in-situ TEM, advanced imaging processing, and semiconductors devices.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of hands-on experience in advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques.

Department/Program & College Description:

Proposed Start Date:January 2, 2023

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:January 1, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);• Flexible Spending Accounts;• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program;• Wellbeing Program.

Original Posting Date: September 19, 2022

Posting Close Date:October 19, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R9801