Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Eberly College of Science
Department of Physics


The Department of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking to fill two postdoctoral positions in Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental). The successful candidates will participate in the research program in Prof. Cui-Zu Chang’s group ( to study the interesting properties of the surfaces/interfaces of novel quantum materials. These projects involve the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth, nanoscale device fabrication (mechanically exfoliation and layer-by-layer van der Waals assembly), and electrical transport measurements. The ideal candidate should have experiences with at least one of the following areas: MBE growth, nanofabrication, spintronics, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and dilution fridge measurements. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or related fields. 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 the date of hire, with possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are 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