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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate, Spintronics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate, Spintronics

  • Job Number: 22630

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: Program in Media Arts and Sciences

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type: Full-time Temporary (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, SPINTRONICS, Program in Media Arts and Sciences-Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek ( , to join Professor Deblina Sarkar’s research group and bring experience in magnetic materials and spintronic devices. Will fabricate spin-orbit torque devices using cleanroom facilities; set-up and run experiments for current induced deterministic and probabilistic switching of ferromagnets; characterize SOT efficiencies for the material combinations; and write research grants. A full job description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in material science, electrical/electronic engineering, physics, or another relevant field; background in magnetism, spin transport and spintronic devices; experience with fabrication and the characterization of spin-orbit torque switching devices; and demonstrated ability to design and build measurement setups independently. PREFERRED: experience with magneto-optical measurements and fabrication and characterization of spin-valves; experience with multiferroic, ferroelectric, and/or piezoelectric material systems; experience using magnetic cryostats; experience with DFT, Monte Carlo, and micromagnetic and/or spin transport simulations; experience with instrument automation using LabVIEW, MATLAB and/or Python; and a background in solid state physics and with electronic devices. Job #22630This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on the course of the research.4/19/23