The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York City invites applications for a Research Scientist position to work in the Im Research Group.
The successful candidate will support this research through laser and energy-beam-induced processing of materials to lead and manage a multiple-company-participating project on spot-beam crystallization (SBC) of thin Si films for the manufacture of advanced OLED displays and other electronic applications.
A Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree) in physics/applied physics or a related field is required along with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience. Prior experience with laser-irradiation systems and micro-structural characterization tools essential.
-Experience in experimental physics in one or more of the following areas: pulsed-laser processing of materials, electron or other energy-beam-induced melting and solidification of thin films or layers, or phase transformation/microstructural evolution-based processing of materials, microstructural characterization of polycrystalline materials using advanced electron microscopes and other characterization tools.
-Effective oral and written communication skills to (1) generate technical and scientific reports and proposals, (2) author scientific publications and papers, and (3) deliver contributed and invited presentations.
-Demonstrated capability to (1) work together with multiple industrial partners on the development and production of new material processing methods, (2) define a well-conceived project and lead and manage a team of researchers consisting of students and other staff members, and (3) conduct independent and original work on energy-beam-induced processing of materials.
-Design, development, operation, and maintenance of energy-beam-irradiation systems.
-Knowledge of analytical and computational methods for heat-transfer and phase-transition analysis.
-Knowledge of material processing via location-controlled irradiation of thin films and layers
-Knowledge of thermodynamics and kinetics relevant to understanding transformations in condensed systems
-Design, construction, and operation of in situ analysis systems for investigating beam-induced changes in materials
-Experience in material characterization using various tools (e.g., TEM, SEM, AFM, EBSD, etc.).
All applications must be initiated through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) at:
Applicants can consult http://www.apam.columbia.edu for more information about the Department.