University of Alberta

Research Associate

Department of Physics

Competition No.  -    A107831055D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Using expert knowledge of ultra high vacuum, atom-resolving, atomic force microscopy and condensed matter physics, the Research Associate will extend our current knowledge of atom-scale devices built on silicon surfaces.

The successful candidate will collect data related to atomic force microscopy analyses of silicon surfaces, will contribute to setting research directions, and assist in establishing research methods, data evaluation protocols and standards. All activities will take place in consultation with and under the direction of Dr. Robert Wolkow. 

Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Physics or Chemical Physics and a minimum 4 years of previous post-doctoral research experience in atom resolving ultra high vacuum atomic force microscopy as demonstrated by their publication record. The successful candidate will have the experience necessary to operate our atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes and the associated ultra high vacuum devices to perform expert level, atom-resolved measurements of silicon surfaces. The RA will also have a record of having performed the analysis of such results and have led in the writing of research papers and the preparation of and presentation of findings.

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has a term of two years, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at and an annual salary range of $58,210 to $80,050. 

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How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.