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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Kathryn Moler

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Moler, Kathryn
Department Name: 
Applied Physics
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One year with potential of extension up to three years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

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The Moler group is a leader in the area of scanning magnetic microscopies, with emphasis on magnetic force microscopy, scanning Hall bar, and scanning SQUID microscopy. The successful applicant will divide her/his time between performing basic research in the Moler group (50%) and assisting in the operation of the service center in scanning SQUID microscopy (50%) at Stanford University. Areas of interest for the basic research component of the job could include, but are not limited to, superconductivity in conventional and unconventional systems, topological insulators, topological superconductors, highly correlated systems, magnetism in multi-ferroic systems, etc. The successful applicant would be expected to define and carry out his own independent course of research, as well as to assist in the supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the group. The scanning SQUID microscope service center is a unique facility that operates a fast-turnaround, liquid 4He based system.  The successful applicant would be expected to train students in the use of the facility, make measurements for those users who are not interested in running samples themselves, and to expand the user base for the center.
Stanford’s shared nanofacilities offer a comprehensive array of advanced nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools.  Over 1,300 researchers make use of the shared facilities each year in order to further their research programs.  The goal of the shared facilities at Stanford University is to provide open, cost-effective access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities for scientists and engineers from academia, small and large companies, and government laboratories.
For more information about the Moler lab and SNSF, visit

Required Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics or related area.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an outstanding publication record and expertise in condensed matter physics and/or scanning probe microscopy.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated, creative, and independent.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working effectively with collaborators.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter describing your research and career goals, and your relevant expertise or experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.