The Powderly lab is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a project on the growth and characterization of magnetic 2D cluster-organic frameworks, starting August 2024.
In this project, we will investigate how organic linker length, geometry, and electronics impact the magnetic coupling between spin-1/2 noble-metal nanoclusters, towards 2D materials-by-design for quantum spin liquid behavior, 2D ferromagnetism, and networks of spin quantum bits. This work will take advantage of state-of-the-art instrumentation at the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (AC-STEM, PPMS, PXRD), Chemical and Environmental Analysis Facility (AFM, FTIR), and Department of Chemistry (NMR). In this position, you will contribute to developing and understanding new materials of interest in quantum information science.
In addition to excellent research skills, we are seeking an applicant who prioritizes providing proactive mentorship to students, honing communication skills, and working in an interdisciplinary environment. Lab members will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and the Center for Quantum Leaps.
We prioritize career and professional development for postdoctoral researchers. In addition to one-on-one mentorship, further resources and support are available through the Center for Career Engagement, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Center for Teaching and Learning.
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