Description: Postdoctoral or more senior research positions are available in the group of Prof. Aditya Sood in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute. The Sood Group is exploring research questions in the areas of nanoscale thermal transport, ultrafast science, and microelectronics, with an eye towards applications in energy-efficient computing, thermal management, energy storage and conversion. We are seeking candidates with hands-on experience in building and using optical and ultrafast (time-resolved) laser setups, for experiments aimed at measuring and visualizing heat transport at the nanoscale, energy-transfer dynamics in low-dimensional materials, energy-efficient switching pathways in nanoelectronics, and atomistic structural dynamics in next-generation electronic materials and devices. A strong technical background in at least one of the above areas is required; additionally, experience with nanofabrication and/or assembly of nanomaterials is a plus but not required. Essential skills for this role include the ability to design, assemble, and align optical setups built around femtosecond pulsed lasers, integrate such setups with measurement instrumentation, write programs for remote data acquisition using LabVIEW/python/MATLAB etc. and data analysis. In addition, candidates should have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate the ability to write technical articles as evidenced by a strong publication record that could include preprints. We are especially interested in candidates that enjoy working in teams and mentoring junior lab members. Experience with writing beamtime proposals and performing experiments at user facilities (e.g. SLAC, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Brookhaven National Lab, etc.) is beneficial, but not required. Candidates must have (or expect to soon receive) a PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields. Specific inquiries about the position may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "postdoc_2023_inquiry". We are interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in science and engineering. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Applicants must apply online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/31361 and submit a CV (including a list of publications), cover letter (summarizing prior research experiences and future interests), and contact information for two or three references. The candidate is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
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