Employment

Reece Lab - Postdoc Candidate opening

The Reece Lab at the Rowland Institute at Harvard has an opening for an enthusiastic postdoc in the field of heterogenous catalysis. The successful candidate will get to join a small, dedicated group focused on gathering fundamental kinetic and mechanistic insight into the oxidation/dehydrogenation of C1 to C4 molecules over transition metal surfaces. The postdoc will have the opportunity to work with our transient flow reactor where they will be performing pseudo-molecular beam experiments at atmospheric pressure, coupled with transient in-situ DRIFTS.

The position has room for candidates with a strong theoretical and/or experimental background. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to broaden their expertise and learn both experimental and theoretical techniques as part of their experiences within the group. The candidate should have a PhD in any field relating to heterogenous gas-solid catalysis, and some experience with flow reactors / reactor design is desired but not mandatory.

In your application, please include a copy of your CV and a cover letter that introduces yourself and your previous research. Please email applications to reecelab@rowland.harvard.edu.

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Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

El Baggari Lab - Postdoc Candidate opening

Our lab welcomes applications for postdoctoral fellow positions in the area of in situ scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of quantum materials. We seek to visualize and control quantum phases of matter at the atomic scale using low temperature STEM coupled to in situ and ex situ electrical manipulation. This combination allows us to not only correlate atomic-scale insights with macroscopic electronic properties but also to induce novel phenomena in quantum materials.

We invite motivated applicants with a strong background in high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy and a demonstrated experience in the analysis of microscopy/spectroscopy data for uncovering novel phenomena. The ideal candidate has experience in in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques (biasing/heating/strain/cryogenic) or strong interest in cryogenics, transport characterization, or micro/nanofabrication. A PhD in physics, applied physics, materials science, or similar fields is required.

The candidate will work closely with the PI at the interdisciplinary Rowland Institute and engage with the broad quantum research community at Harvard University. Our lab has a dedicated in situ TEM holder for custom low temperature experiments, a cryogenic system for ex situ characterization of TEM devices, and a suite of sample preparation tools. We make use of microscopy facilities at the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems and MIT.nano including aberration-corrected STEM, focused ion beams, additional TEM holders, and nanofabrication.

To apply, please send the following to ielbaggari@rowland.harvard.edu

  1. a cover letter describing your past research and a future research project you might want to perform in our lab (2 pages max)
  2. an academic CV
  3. contact information for 3 references

EEO Statement

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Feldmann Lab - Postdoc Candidate opening

Postdoctoral researcher position in the Feldmann Lab at Harvard on transient magneto-optical spectroscopy for next-generation displays, solar cells and quantum information

A full-time postdoctoral researcher position is available in ultrafast magneto-optical spectroscopy of nanocrystalline and molecular semiconductors in the group of Sascha Feldmann at the Harvard University Rowland Institute. The flexible start date would be August 2022. This position is for two years initially with the possibility of renewal, if expectations are met, for up to five years in total.

The Feldmann Lab employs transient optical spectroscopy to understand the concept of symmetry breaking in novel soft semiconductors in order to control both charge and spin in these materials, thus uncovering the design rules which enable cheap, efficient and flexible devices like solar cells, LEDs & displays, and quantum information technologies. Specific project directions can be determined in part through conversation with the candidate, based on their expertise and scientific interests.

Priority will be given to candidates with a strong demonstrated background in experimental physical chemistry or physics, with a focus on laser spectroscopy, magneto-optics, nanocrystalline or molecular semiconductors, and with excellent written and oral communication skills in English. In addition, experience in materials/device characterization or electron paramagnetic resonance methods will be viewed favorably.

Harvard University offers a competitive salary and benefits for postdoctoral researchers, along with many resources for professional development (https://postdoc.fas.harvard.edu).

Interested applicants should email Sascha Feldmann directly at sfeldmann@rowland.harvard.edu to apply and for any questions they might have. They should include a cover letter outlining briefly (no more than one page in total) what they hope to contribute and achieve as part of a diverse group, together with a CV including a publication list and contact information for three references that could be contacted if required.

EEO Statement

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Reece Lab - Postdoctoral Candidate opening

The Reece Lab at the Rowland Institute at Harvard has an opening for an enthusiastic postdoc in the field of heterogenous gas-sold catalysis. The successful candidate will get to join a small, dedicated group focused on measuring fundamental kinetic and mechanistic information over a variety catalytic systems. We have a number of projects and techniques available in the group:

  • Pulsed and step transient in situ DRIFTS
  • Pressure pulse transients using a home-built Temporal Analysis of Products reactor
  • Powder Temperature Programmed Reaction Spectroscopy
  • Microkinetic modelling of reaction networks

The position has room for candidates with a strong theoretical and/or experimental background. They will also have the opportunity to broaden their expertise and learn a both experimental and theoretical techniques as part of their experiences within the group. The candidate should have a PhD in any field relating to heterogenous gas-solid catalysis, and some experience with kinetic analysis / modelling is desired but not mandatory.

In your application, please include a copy of your CV and a cover letter that introduces yourself and your previous research. Please email applications to reecelab@rowland.harvard.edu.

 

EEO Statement

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

For summer undergraduate research opportunities, contact our Rowland Fellows. Click here to see their lab and research descriptions.

EEO Statement

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.