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Posted: Thu, Jan 7 2010 4:58 PM
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Local Bias-Induced Transitions and 
Electrochemical Processes in Energy Storage Materials, Materials Science
and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL10-48-MSTD

Project Description:

The Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a candidate to fill a postdoctoral position
in the field of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and combined SPM -
high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) of
oxide energy storage and generation materials. The position is available
starting February 1, 2010 and renewable up to the total of 3 years. This
program takes advantage of ORNL’s suite of advanced electron
microscopes, including 5 aberration-corrected instruments, and SPM
capabilities including energy dissipation imaging and Li-ion microscopy
developed at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.

The successful applicant must demonstrate knowledge of general aspects
of solid-state electrochemistry and physics and chemistry of
perovskites. The applicants with background in STEM-EELS and working
knowledge of SPM methods, or in-depth background in SPM of ferroelectric
and energy storage materials are welcome to apply. This position
provides an opportunity to join an experienced team working in a highly
collaborative environment on the projects ranging from heterogeneous
catalysis to oxide materials to semiconductors. Interactions with
theoretical researchers are anticipated on a daily basis.


This position requires a Ph.D. in materials science, physics, or related
field, with an emphasis on solid-state electrochemistry, SPM, or
STEM/EELS. Knowledge of MatLab is a plus. Excellent oral and written
communication skills are required, and presentations and publication of
scientific results in peer-reviewed journals are expected. The applicant
must have the ability to work in a team and interact effectively with a
broad range of colleagues. Applicants cannot have received the most
recent degree more than five years prior to the date of application and
must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Technical Questions:Questions regarding the position can be directed to
Drs. Albina Y. Borisevich, albinab at, Stephen J. Pennycook,
pennycooksj at, and Sergei V. Kalinin, sergei2 at Please
include the requisition number and title when corresponding.

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Sergei V. Kalinin
co-Theme Leader for Functional Imaging on the Nanoscale
The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
and Materials Sciences and Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37922

Adjunct Associate Professor,
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Phone: (865) 241-0236

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