The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC is seeking PhD-level Scientific Research staff to support a new research thrust in the development of novel quantum electronic materials – van der Waals heterostructures - composed of graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, metal dichalcogenides, and/or one of various cleavable superconductors. This multi-year position as a Research Associate will support the Institute’s Principal Investigators developing materials hosting novel quantum electronic states, and measurement of nanoscale electronic structures built from these materials, whose device characteristics display remarkable new paradigms of operation.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s) working on this project, the successful candidate will: mentor a team of students and postdocs exploring these remarkable materials, support multiple research groups including transport, scanning probe microscopy, ARPES, and/or optoelectronic investigations; master stacking techniques and device lithography strategies that are optimized for various sets of van der Waals materials; operate, administer and improve the infrastructure required to build van der Waals heterostructures; and coordinate and interpret measurements.
SBQMI is a world-leading venture into research of systems and phenomena involving quantum materials. We believe in the power of collaboration to fuel the search for creative solutions and, in addition to building a strong interdisciplinary team of experimentalists and theorists from physics, chemistry and applied science, have established active partnerships with TRIUMF, the Canadian Light Source, the Max Planck Society, and many other world leading institutions.
The successful candidate will thrive in our collegial culture and will bring the following qualifications to the role:
- PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a research, or research and development environment;
- Publications in reputable scientific journals;
- Have built a strong reputation for expertise in advanced materials (Van der Waals crystals such as graphite preferred), and additional demonstrated success in a related materials area;
- Nanofabrication expertise
- Cryogenic experimentation experience preferred;
- Demonstrated capacity to pursue independent research;
- Experience leading research projects;
- Experience supervising students or staff;
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative environment where resources and expertise are shared.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of knowledge and create world changing devices, send your CV, with a covering letter to email@example.com. In the subject line please include “RA-VDW” and your full name.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UBC offers a competitive benefits package including extended medical, dental, life insurance, and pension.
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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.