Postdoctoral Position in Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the Functional Coatings Group in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory to conduct advanced research in the development of energy-efficient microelectronics. The successful applicant will spearhead efforts in simulating, optimizing, and benchmarking devices and architectures based on 2-dimensional (2D) semiconductor materials. In particular, the new hire will work as part of a larger team to characterize and develop models of devices based on 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (2D-TMDC) materials such as MoS2 synthesized using novel wafer-scale ALD processes. The postdoctoral appointee will also integrate these devices into complex circuits to benchmark their performance under realistic conditions and will collaborate with computational scientists to apply machine learning techniques to optimize for performance and power consumption. Experience in device modeling and circuit-level analysis is required. Candidates with additional experience in device fabrication and/or machine learning will be favorably considered. The postdoctoral appointee is expected to aid in the modeling and optimization of devices incorporating 2D semiconductor materials, contribute to the design, simulation and evaluation of circuits and architectures integrating these novel devices, as well as present findings to the community through publications and presentations. Position Requirements Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or materials science with 0 to 2 years of experience, or the equivalent experience through practical application in a laboratory. Knowledge of and experience in device and circuit-scale modeling. Skills working interactively and productively in a multidisciplinary environment. Skills in oral and written communication. Record of publication and external recognition in these areas. Ability to work independently on a day-to-day basis. Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication. Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience on 2D transition metal dichalcogenide devices or device fabrication. Programming skills, in particular Python. Experience in machine learning. Job Family Postdoctoral Family Job Profile Postdoctoral Appointee Worker Type Long-Term (Fixed Term) Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.