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Postdoctoral Associate, Energy Materials, Single Crystal Growth
Job Number: 15002
Functional Area: Research - Engineering
Department: Nuclear Science and Engineering
School Area: Engineering
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, ENERGY MATERIALS, SINGLE CRYSTAL GROWTH, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department-Energy Nano Group (ENG), to be responsible for elucidating the role of extended defects in materials electrical and thermal energy transport, together with understanding phase transitions processes. The focus is on the tetra arc crystal growth system in growing high quality single crystals, including novel thermoelectric materials skutterudites and heavy fermion materials for quantum criticality studies. The project involves close working opportunities with multiple MIT faculties, collaboration opportunities with National Labs with neutron and X-ray scattering facilities, and collaboration with MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab.  The results are expected to be compared extensively with the group’s newly developed theories.

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in materials science, nuclear engineering, physics, or related field; single crystal growth expertise; capacity for consistently growing high-quality single crystals independently; ability to characterize the quality of the grown samples using as X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy; excellent communication and writing skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with academic team members in related fields.  Experience with neutron and X-ray scattering is preferred.   Job #15002

Additional details about the position may be obtained by contacting Mingda Li at

The position is expected to start in February of 2018. It is a one year appointment with the possibility for renewal depending upon performance and availability of funds.


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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