Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
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Eberly College of Science


The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. The successful candidate will participate in the research program of Dr. Cui-Zu Chang to study the photoelectron spectroscopy on the 2D heterostructures and topological superconductivity in nanoscale devices based on the quantum anomalous Hall state. These projects involve, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth, in situ angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), nanoscale device fabrication and dilution transport measurements. The ideal candidate should have experience with at least one of the following areas: MBE growth of 2D materials, nanofabrication, in house/synchrotron ARPES measurements, and dilution fridge measurements. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and statement of research interests. Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to indicating the appropriate job number in the subject line. These are fixed-term appointments funded for one year from date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088