Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Number TSG680
Tenure Track No
If time limited, duration date
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Centers for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and
the Computational Center for Fundamental and Applied Science and Education
(CCFASE) unite investigators from five departments in the College of Health
and Sciences at North Carolina Central University, leveraging established
strengths in computational and experimental research and education across the
departmental disciplines. Our goal is to use computational science as a focus
for developing strong interdisciplinary, integrative research activities and
research-based educational training that enhances the existing undergraduate
and graduate programs at NCCU, and to establish an infrastructure and level of
student participation suitable to justify, both in student quality and
quantity, the future establishment of Ph.D. programs, thus expanding the
University's ability to increase minority representation in the sciences.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Postdoctoral Researcher in Materials Science will carry out research and
duties related to the NSF sponsored project: Excellence in Research:
Mechanisms of Hyperdoping Silicon with Nitrogen (EiR Hyperdoping Silicon).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Research Scientist will support the PI's research and all activities
related to the EiR Project. The postdoctoral scientist is required to develop
strong collaborations with the PI's research group members and the students,
as well as off-campus collaboration related to research on hyperdoping silicon
and related topics. He/she will be supervised scientifically and
administratively by the PI of the project. Highly interactive interpersonal
skills for effective communication with project team members and scientists
The postdoctoral scientist must have strong experience in i) silicon and
germanium processing (e.g., hyperdoping, delta doping, ion implantation, heat
treatments for materials recrystallization, CMOS processing, diffusion,…),
ii) Delineation of structural defects and electrically active defects in
semiconductors, iii) Elemental analysis using Z-contrast and EELS under
HR TEM, iv) Radiative and non-radiative transitions, v) Multiscale
modeling of defects (from point defects to extended defects) and stress and
strain in materials, and vi) Analytical techniques: Photoluminescence,
nanoprobe techniques (AFM, NSOM, TERS, nanoFTIR,…), and HR TEM.
The applicant must have published in the above listed research areas.
The ideal candidate must have done research on silicon hyperdoping and
understands the driving mechanisms.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Ph.D. in Physics or Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent (e.g.,
Nanoengineering, Physics Engineering, Electric Engineering/specialty
materials, or Mechanical Engineering/specialty materials).
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender
expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Posting Number EPA02264P
Open Date 09/14/2021
Date desired for closing or initial review
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 10/01/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
1) In light of this posting and using your research experience develop a
research plan that you will be able to adjust and carry out. (contact the
hiring manager for further instructions at firstname.lastname@example.org).
2) Position for 1 year, extendible up to two years contingent on funding and
Starting Date: Oct.1, 2021.
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