A postdoctoral position is open for immediate availability in Prof. Nolas’ Laboratory in the Department of Physics at the University of South Florida under a National Science Foundation funded research program. The position focuses on the synthesis, structural and chemical characterization of nanocrystals, and physical property measurements of bulk nanocomposites from the nanocrystals, for thermoelectric applications. Experience with chemical synthetic processing of nanocrystals, solution-phase and hydrothermal techniques for example, is imperative as the research will involve the synthesis of TE materials (not thin films) that have not been previously synthesized in nanocrystalline form. Bulk materials synthesis and processing, densification and transport measurements are also required for this position. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) are necessary as daily interaction with students, postdocs and scientists in a group environment, as well as written reports and oral presentations, is typical. The ability to set-up and maintain laboratory equipment is also required. The position also requires excellent organizational skills. A PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related field is required.
Applicants should send an e-mail with the phrase “postdoc position” in the subject that contains an overview of research accomplishments and goals, and include one attachment that contains a CV with (i) list of publications; (ii) list of conference presentations; (iii) a statement of research experience that directly addresses the above requirements and (iv) at least at least four references in the subject line to email@example.com.