The Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC is seeking PhD-level Scientific Research staff to support activity in the development of new materials through the use of Molecular Beam Epitaxy. This multi-year position as a Research Associate will support not only SBQMI’s interest in growth of films and heterostructures, it will also connect to a range of experimental techniques suited to the study of these structures, such as ARPES and STM. The successful candidate will work with the Principal Investigators and other researchers to maintain and exploit existing film growth infrastructure, as well as developing and constructing new systems for the growth of a wide range of transition metal and rare earth compounds.
The Research Associate will identify and conduct research projects that extend SBQMI’s expertise in the study of thin films and heterostructures; contribute to writing and publishing articles in top-tier journals; train and mentor SBQMI students and postdoctoral fellows; and collaborate with other national and international academic institutions, government, and industry organizations.
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 strong and 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:
- Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics or other area relevant to the research pursuits of SBQMI;
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a research, or research and development environment;
- Patents and/or publications in reputable scientific journals;
- Demonstrated capacity to pursue independent research;
- Experience mentoring students or staff.
- Extensive experience building, maintaining, and modifying infrastructure used for the growth of films by MBE;
- Extensive experience in the growth of thin films and heterostructures of transition metal and rare earth compounds;
- Experience with a variety of other characterization techniques such as in situ LEED and RHEED, transport and magnetic properties, X-ray diffraction and X-ray scattering;
- Knowledge of other film growth techniques such as Pulsed Laser deposition and Sputtering
- Knowledge of crystal and electronic structure, and physical properties of transition metal and rare earth compounds
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to push the boundaries of knowledge and create world changing devices, send your CV, a statement of research interests, and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please include “RA-MBE” and your name. You should arrange for three letters of reference to be directly submitted, also by e-mail to email@example.com.
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.