The positions are part of a new National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) at Penn State – the 2D Crystal Consortium (2DCC) – a national facility focused on the development of 2D films and crystals for applications in next-generation electronics. The goal of the platform is to provide individuals from universities, federal laboratories and industry with the equipment infrastructure, simulation tools, and human capital to conceive, research, and develop the next generation of materials systems to maintain the United States’ pre-eminence in electronic material, device, and component technology.
Penn State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All individuals including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Currently Open Positions
Postdoctoral Scholar, Bulk Crystal Growth
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a closely related field, a strong record of related research and experience in crystal growth. Specific experience with chemical vapor transport (CVT), Bridgman, and flux methods of crystal growth of non-oxide materials, and with the design and maintenance of crystal growth equipment, is a plus.
Research Data Management Specialist
Candidates for this position must have a background in Informatics or a domain science related to the research of the 2DCC (e.g., Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry). Successful candidates should have demonstrated proficiency with laboratory protocols, data processing, and data quality assessment. Familiarity with web-based data collection (e.g., designing and implementing web forms and databases), data sharing and content management is desired.