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Post Doctoral Scholar

The Ohio State University

  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Category: Physics
  • Date Posted: November 25, 2022
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description

The Department of Physics within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Post Doctoral Scholar to join our team. The Post Doctoral Scholar will carry out a vigorous program of independent research in the area of quantum materials for magnetic information technologies. The research project focuses on quantum materials with strong spin-orbit coupling for prospective magnetic information technologies. The project is part of an international collaboration entitled “FEINMAN 2.0: Super Energy Efficient Devices Enabled by Quantum Materials” supported by Intel Corporation.

Responsibilities will include fundamental studies of spin-orbit physics and thin film magnetism and investigating potential routes toward applications. Research activities will include molecular beam epitaxy, device fabrication, and characterization of magnetic and electronic properties. Other duties will include writing papers for refereed publication, traveling to conferences and other venues to present the results, and interacting with other researchers to develop new directions that will aid the department.

Qualifications: Doctoral Degree in Physics or related area required. Prior research experience in quantum materials for magnetic information technologies desired. A successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in experimental research with an interest in multi-disciplinary science involving physics, materials science, and electrical engineering.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class

research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive


The target hiring range for this position is $48,000-$60,000.

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

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