Research Associate Position at Clemson


Research Associate Position
Condensed Matter Experimental Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

A non-tenure-tract research associate (postdoctoral) position is
currently available beginning between August 2, 2002 to August 1,
2003. This position will be typically for two years but will be reviewed
both in terms of performance and availability of funds after one year, but
at all times are dependent on availability of grant funds. The research
will involve electrical and thermal transport measurements in relation to
investigation of materials for potential thermoelectric applications. This
position is funded through an industrial contract and the postdoctoral
person will be expected to perform on this contract. He or she will be
expected to report the progress of the contract quarterly and attend the
progress meetings help semi-annually. A number of experimental
capabilities already exist (please visit our Thermoelectric Materials
Research Laboratory web site @
). The group has recently acquired
a 9 Tesla Quantum Design Physical Property Measurement System to expand
our capabilities, which also has heat capacity capabilities. A number of
solid state systems are currently under investigation in both the Physics
and Chemistry departments at Clemson. The candidate(s) will need to
possess a Ph.D. in Physics or Materials Science and a very strong
background in condensed matter experimental physics. Ability to design and
build new experimental apparatus and instrumentation is necessary. A
proficiency in Labview® instrumentation and data acquisition programming
(Macintosh or PC) will be a real plus. Also, the ability to work and
interact in a relatively large ~ 10 people) and friendly multidisciplinary
group on a fast moving research project will be necessary. The expected
salary will be ~ $35,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Insurance
benefits and a fringe package are also available at a state employee¹s
rate. Clemson SC is a small town in the foothills of SC halfway between
Atlanta, GA and Charlotte NC (each ~ 2 hrs away). Very reasonable housing
in close proximity to the university is available. To apply please send a
written application, including a resume, a copy of your graduate
transcripts, a statement of qualifications for the position (please address
all the necessary qualifications listed above), and the names, addresses
and email address of three references to Dr. Terry M. Tritt at the address
below. Reviews of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Clemson University is an equal opportunity
affirmative action employer.

Dr. Terry M. Tritt
Department of Physics and Astronomy
103 Kinard Laboratory
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1911

ph 864-656-5319
Fax 864-656-0805
email (preferred correspondence)

Dr. Terry M. Tritt
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy
103 Kinard Laboratory
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1911

phone 864-656-5319
Lab 864-656-7597
FAX 864-656-0805
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