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El Baggari Cryo-STEM Lab, The Rowland Institute at Harvard
Cambridge, MA, United States
30+ days ago
El Baggari Cryo-STEM Lab, The Rowland Institute at Harvard
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
30+ days ago



Our lab ( welcomes appli­­­cations for a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of in situ scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of quantum materials. We seek to visualize and control quantum phases of matter at the atomic scale using low temperature STEM coupled to in situ and ex situ electrical manipulation. This combination allows us to not only correlate atomic-scale insights with macroscopic electronic properties but also to induce novel phenomena in quantum materials.

We invite motivated applicants with a strong background in high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy and demonstrated experience in the analysis of microscopy/spectroscopy data for uncovering novel phenomena. The ideal candidate has experience in in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques (biasing/heating/strain/cryogenic) or strong interest in cryogenics, transport characterization, or micro/nanofabrication. A PhD in physics, applied physics, materials science, or similar fields is required.

The candidate will work closely with the PI at the interdisciplinary Rowland Institute and engage with the broad quantum research community at Harvard University. Our lab has a dedicated in situ TEM holder for custom low temperature experiments, a cryogenic system for ex situ characterization of TEM devices, and a suite of sample preparation tools. We make use of microscopy facilities at the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems and MIT.nano including aberration-corrected STEM, focused ion beams, additional TEM holders, and nanofabrication.

The start date of the position is between September-December 2022. Applications are accepted via the online system or by emailing the following

  • a cover letter describing your past research and a future research project you might want to perform in our lab (2 pages max). This will serve as a starting point for discussions.
  • an academic CV
  • contact information for 3 references

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Basic Qualifications

  • A PhD in physics, applied/engineering physics, materials science or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in aberration-corrected STEM and EELS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the advanced analysis of microscopy data and in writing code
  • Motivated and independent with a track record of leading creative projects and collaborations
  • Background in condensed matter or materials physics (oxides, 2D and other quantum materials)
  • Experience or strong interest in in-situ STEM, transport, and/or nanofabrication
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63753370
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: El Baggari Cryo-STEM Lab, The Rowland Institute at Harvard
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
  • Job Function: Post-Doc
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
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