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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics & Astronomy - ECAS

West Virginia University Research Corporation
Morgantown, WV
Closing date
Jan 27, 2023
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The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is inviting applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in experimental condensed-matter physics in the group of Prof. Lian Li at West Virginia University ( The main focus of the project will be to study magnetic/topological heterostructures and quantum magnets such as kagome magnets.

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs.:

13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
Paid Time off (PTO)
403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
A range of health insurance and other benefits
Dependent Education Scholarship
WVU Perks

A Ph.D. in Physics or related field.
Effective English oral and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others are required.
Candidates should have experience in experimental condensed-matter physics and/or material science, and should be well versed in MBE growth of quantum materials, and/or characterization of electronic structures using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), and/or low-temperature high-magnetic field scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy (STM/S). Facilities available at Prof. Li's lab for this project include:
Scienta DA 30 ARPES system
Unisoku 400mK USM 1300 STM with a 9-2-2 T vector magnet
Omicron low-temperature (5-300K) STM with Q-plus non-contact AFM
Integrated system with in situ sample transfer directly from MBE to STM and ARPES.
Applications should consist of a CV including list of publications, a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact addresses of at least two references. Please send applications via email to Prof. Lian Li (

About Research Corporation
The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting : Jul 12, 2022Posting Classification: Research CorporationExemption Status: ExemptBenefits Eligible: Yes Schedule : Full-time
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