Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanoscale Thermal Transport and Ultrafast Science, Princeton University, US

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position at USA, Ozbolat Laboratory at Penn State

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanoscale: Join the research group of Prof. Aditya Sood at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute. We are seeking highly motivated candidates for postdoctoral research positions to contribute to cutting-edge research in nanoscale thermal transport, ultrafast science, and microelectronics. The research aims to address challenges in energy-efficient computing, thermal management, energy storage, and conversion.

Summary Table:

  • Designation: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Research Area: Nanoscale Thermal Transport, Ultrafast Science, Microelectronics
  • Location: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • Eligibility/Qualification: PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.
  • Duration: One year, with potential for renewal based on performance and funding

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nanoscale Thermal Transport and Ultrafast Science

We are looking for candidates with expertise in building and utilizing optical and ultrafast (time-resolved) laser setups. The successful candidate will be involved in experiments to measure and visualize heat transport at the nanoscale, study energy-transfer dynamics in low-dimensional materials, investigate energy-efficient switching pathways in nanoelectronics, and explore atomistic structural dynamics in next-generation electronic materials and devices. Proficiency in designing, assembling, and aligning optical setups around femtosecond pulsed lasers is crucial. The role includes integrating setups with measurement instruments, programming for remote data acquisition (using LabVIEW/Python/MATLAB), data analysis, and effective communication of findings through technical publications.

How to Apply: Applicants must apply online through the official application portal: To complete the application, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a list of publications
  • Cover letter summarizing prior research experiences and future interests
  • Contact information for two or three references

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email. Your references may also receive communication through the provided email addresses to provide recommendations.

Last Date for Apply: Until Position Filled

For specific inquiries about the position, please contact Prof. Aditya Sood at with the subject line “postdoc_2023_inquiry”.

We encourage applications from individuals belonging to groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition No: D-24-MAE-00001

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