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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Applications are invited for postdoctoral (research associate) positions at Michigan State University working with Prof. Chong-Yu Ruan. The initial appointment will be for one year, but renewal may be possible for up to two additional years dependent on performance and funding. The tentative start date is expected to be in March 2023, but this is flexible.

DUTIES: Experimental condensed matter with an emphasis on ultrafast spectroscopy and ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy studies of quantum materials and nanostructured materials at Michigan State University.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related field. Experience in the following areas is desirable: ultrafast spectroscopy, ultrafast diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, 2D materials device fabrication, and vacuum technology. The candidate will have proven ability to independently solve problems, design and conduct experiments, and good communication and collaboration skills to lead research efforts.

Required Application Materials

Applications, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae with a list of three references, should be uploaded to using posting number 830271.

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Special Instructions

Due January 16, 2023. Late submissions will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Chong-Yu Ruan (

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