Several postdoctoral positions in molecular beam epitaxy, computational materials science, and inorganic chemical synthesis are available immediately in the Wistey group in Physics and Electrical Engineering at Texas State University. These positions will drive several multidisciplinary, 1-2 year projects related to semiconductor growth, silicon photonics, and photovoltaics.
One project involves modeling and growth of dilute germanium carbide alloys such as Ge:C and GeSnC for creating compact semiconductor lasers on silicon chips. One highly desired position would be to synthesize tetrakis(germyl)methane, or (GeH3)4C, for growth of Ge:C by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), using techniques developed in our group. As an alternative or joint project, a candidate may perform ab initio modeling of Ge:C related alloys using VASP to extract critical material properties and improve optoelectronic and electronic device designs.
Another project applies core-shell nanostructure designs of various indirect bandgap semiconductors for efficient, energy-ratcheting upconversion in solar cells. Experience in photonic/electronic device modeling, Group IV (SiGeCSn) or III-V MBE, and device fabrication is highly desirable.
To be a good fit for these positions, candidates should be self-motivated, creative, entrepreneurial (actively finding solutions when problems arise), good communicators, and good mentors to graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science. The ideal candidate will have a solid conceptual understanding as well as experience in either computational materials modeling (VASP), high purity precursor synthesis, or semiconductor epitaxy and fabrication.
With interests and expertise spanning from materials design and applied physics to deliverable commercial products, the Wistey Group offers leadership and mentoring for smart individuals looking to expand their knowledge base and launch their careers.
Interested candidates should email an application cover letter describing background and interests, as well as a CV including publication list and contact information for 2-3 references to Mark Wistey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants who are US citizens or permanent US residents will receive special consideration. US citizens preferred, but other applicants currently residing in the US will be considered. The positions are available immediately, with extensions possible based on mutual interest; start dates can be negotiated. Salary is negotiable depending on individual's background and skills.
Texas State University is located in San Marcos, Texas, in the "Semiconductor/Medical Corridor," close to both Austin and San Antonio. TXST is an equal opportunity employer.
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