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2017/01/10 - Job opening: Postdoctoral fellow for in situ liquid cell TEM

posted Jan 10, 2017, 2:35 PM by Emory Chan
We're hiring a postdoc to develop for in situ liquid cell TEM of nanocrystal reactions! Please email Emory with your CV and cover letter if you are interested in the job described below:

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) offers a unique opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow in the field of chemistry or materials science. The postdoc will carry out multidisciplinary research using  liquid cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate the reactions of colloidal nanomaterials in situ. This position would be co-advised with Dr. Haimei Zheng and requires a unique ability to fabricate novel liquid cells and leverage them in the world-class TEM facilities at Berkeley Lab.

Responsibilities: 
• Design and fabricate novel TEM liquid cells. 
• Design and execute research projects using in situ liquid cell TEM to investigate reactions of colloidal nanomaterials and thin films with reagents in solution. 
• Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the Materials Science Division and the Molecular Foundry to meet objectives and reporting requirements of funding agencies.

Qualifications: 
• Recent Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, or a related field.
• Experience conducting solution phase chemical reactions or solid state reactions of materials.
• Expertise in transmission electron microscopy
• Experience in micro- or nano-fabrication, e.g., photolithography, etching, thin film deposition
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to work successfully with a diverse group of users, scientists, students 
• Record of publication in high impact journals 
• Ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas 

Preferred: 
• Experience with in situ and/or liquid cell TEM 
• Knowledge of microfluidics, fluid mechanics, and/or finite element modeling
• Familiarity with developing physical models or programming simulations
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