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This lab's focus is conduction research into novel, CMOS compatible, ferroelectric material which is investigated through backend memory devices and neuromorphic computing. Under general supervision, incumbent is responsible for developing and executing research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) related to the modeling of ferroelectrics based on alloys of hafnium zirconium oxide (HZO). The primary modeling tool is density functional theory (DFT).
Incumbent will independently conduct and optimize research with a wide variety of procedures such as liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, NMR, and general methods in organic synthesis; interpret and analyze experimental results to enhance the overall standards of the on-going research, and prepare results for presentation/publication. Incumbent will also be responsible ensuring recharge operations are correctly accounted for and billed. Interact professionally with faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students, collaborators, visiting scholars, and research technicians in laboratory.
Strong theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of computational solid state physics acquired through a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's or PhD Degree in related field preferred.
Demonstrated experience in experimental design and analysis, with limited input from the PI. Capable of advancing scientific knowledge and professional level programming.
Extensive interdisciplinary expertise relating DFT calculations to experimental results
Proven ability to maintain and trouble-shoot DFT and related analysis software.
Extensive experience in electronic structures and atomistic modeling software on DFT and MD (e.g., LAMMPS and VASP)
Strong demonstrated knowledge of and experience in modeling of ferroelectrics and anti-ferroelectrics particular of hafnium and zirconium oxide alloys
Expertise in the scientific visualization of data and atomic structures.
Extensive research experience with procedures such as liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, NMR, and other general methods in organic synthesis.
Successful, positive interpersonal oral and written communication skills using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and flexibility with diverse personalities and situations. Skills to interact effectively with faculty, academics, students, and staff including those of diverse ethnicity, culture, and foreign nationalities.
Ability to prepare, interpret and present the results of scientific experiments in the pursuit of specific research goals and for the publication of experimental results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Ability to independently participate in the execution of research projects or portions of such projects, through the independent planning, organizing and performing of experiments and selecting of data for analysis. Strong demonstrated ability to optimize protocols and develop new protocols.
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