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Postdoctoral Associate, energy materials, single crystal growth

Nuclear Science and Engineering Department-Energy Nano Group (ENG), to be responsible for elucidating the role of extended defects in materials electrical and thermal energy transport, together with understanding phase transitions processes. The focus is on the tetra arc crystal growth system in growing high quality single crystals, including novel thermoelectric materials skutterudites and heavy fermion materials for quantum criticality studies. The project involves close working opportunities with multiple MIT faculties, collaboration opportunities with National Labs with neutron and X-ray scattering facilities, and collaboration with MIT Nuclear Reactor Lab. The results are expected to be compared extensively with the group’s newly developed theories.

Job Requirements:
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in materials science, nuclear engineering, physics, or related field; single crystal growth expertise; capacity for consistently growing high-quality single crystals independently; ability to characterize the quality of the grown samples using as X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy; excellent communication and writing skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with academic team members in related fields. Experience with neutron and X-ray scattering is preferred. Job #15002

Additional details about the position may be obtained by contacting Mingda Li at mingda@mit.edu.

The position is expected to start in February of 2018. It is a one year appointment with the possibility for renewal depending upon performance and availability of funds.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)-Laboratory for Nuclear Security Policy (LNSP) is seeking applicants for the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship supporting.  Fellows will work on research projects at the intersection of technology and nuclear security policy. Fellows may join an existing project or propose their own.  Projects should take advantage of faculty expertise at LNSP and NSE. Collaboration  with members of the MIT Security Studies Program is encouraged. Fellows are required  to produce an original, policy-relevant paper before the conclusion of the fellowship, preferably a publication in an academic journal. Fellows are also required to present their work at the annual Stanton Nuclear Security Seminar hosted by the Stanton Foundation.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000/year.

The fellowship is awarded for one year with an opportunity for one renewal. This is an ongoing opportunity. Appointments will typically follow the academic year.

Applications received by March 1, 2017 will be considered for fellowships in the 2017-2018

Job Requirements:
REQUIRED: A Ph.D. in a relevant technical field (e.g., Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Chemistry, etc.) or a combination of technical expertise in nuclear-related sciences and an advanced degree in arelated policy area, by the inception of the fellowship. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates who have appropriate technical background sufficient to ensure success of research but who lack an advanced degree are welcome to apply. Note, however, that preference will be given to young scholars seeking to develop a career in the field.

Additional application instructions and details about the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship at LNSP are available at lnsp.mit.edu/stanton.

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