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Post Doctoral Fellow

Post Doctoral Fellow

Job Ref IRC41429
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Organization Name Temp researcher Internal fund
About University Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University is a world-class,research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards AbuDhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.

Brief Description To provide high quality research support and undertake internationally competitive research aimed at publication thereby contributing to the academic and research mission of the University. Since the Postdoctoral, experience is transitional to becoming an independent researcher or faculty member, the Postdoctoral tries their best to acquire the varied skills necessary to advance their career with guidance from the advisor. These skills include, but are not limited to, the ability to present research plans and findings in a convincing style, both in oral and written modes of communication, the ability to understand research group management and supervision of others, the ability to establish contacts and network with colleagues pursuing a similar research agenda, the ability to organize and teach a class or a course if more inclined towards a teaching career.
Detailed Description Strategic ResponsibilitiesThe Postdoctoral Research Fellow is expected to use the nanofabrication facility and lab equipment to fabricate and test nano-devices and nanomaterials. He/She will work with the research team to design and conduct the required experiments and optimize the device design and performance. The applicant should have experience with handling nanoparticles, mask design, ALD, CVD, lithography, and AFM systems. The applicant should also have good analytical and programming skills. He/She is expected to possess a PhD degree in engineering or science programs with a strong academic record. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high quality research, collect and analyze data, and will draft papers to be submitted to high impact scientific journals.Operational ResponsibilitiesThe Postdoctoral Fellow will work with a research team from electrical engineering and applied science on the fabrication of novel semiconductor-based nano-devices. The project investigates new structures of nano devices at sub-20 nm scale using metal or semiconductor nanoparticles. The project involves the fabrication and characterization of such nano-devices, which requires good skills in using nanofabrication facility. The candidate should have experience with handling nanoparticles, mask design, ALD, PECVD deposition, and lithography. Electrical and material characterization will be carried out using AFM, SEM, TEM and Raman spectroscopy instruments. In addition, device testing for transistors and memory cells will be performed. Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe Postdoctoral Fellow would assist in mentoring and training graduate and senior undergraduate students in their research, and would have some teaching duties as well.
Job Requirement Required QualificationsPhD Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering or Applied ScienceRequired Experience. Solid background in the physics of semiconductor devices. Good experience in scanning probe microscopes (AFM and/or STM).  Extensive experience in micro and nanofabrication facility and cleanroom.  Good experience in handling nanoparticles, and ALD, CVD or PVD deposition methods.  Experience in testing MOS devices.  Ability to design masks for nanofabrication. Experience in data acquisition and computer interfaced systems, like LabVIEW.  Experience with SEM and TEM is desired.  Computer programing, Matlab or equivalent. Some background with finite element simulation tools, like COMOSL and TCAD. Good English and communication skills.
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