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Post Doctoral Researcher
Mount Holyoke College in ,
Date Posted 06/03/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Type: Staff Full-time

Hours per week: 37.5   

Weeks per year: 52 weeks

Work Schedule: flexible 

Department Summary & Job Purpose:

A postdoctoral position is available to study transport in disordered materials in the lab of Katherine Aidala. The lab focuses on electrical scanning probe techniques to complement traditional transport measurements to better understand the movement of charges in organic semiconductors and 2D materials. The position is a one-year grant funded appointment.

Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out research investigating fundamental material and device properties. The lab focuses on electrical scanning probe techniques to complement traditional transport measurements to better understand the movement of charges in organic semiconductors. Existing collaborations extend these electrical scanning probe techniques to MoS2 and other 2D materials.
  • Fabricate samples, design experiments, run simulations, and analyze results. 
  • Mentor undergraduate researchers in the lab.
  • Communicate results and updates clearly. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in physics, materials science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline; ability to work both independently and collaboratively; effective communicator

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with transport measurements, device fabrication and characterization and/or scanning probe microscopy


Physical Demands: Employee works in an experimental laboratory environment that requires sufficient physical ability to navigate the tools and tasks required, including visual acuity, physical dexterity to manipulate small objects and move modest sized objects, and ability to communicate effectively for safety and teaching purposes.

Working Conditions: Employee works in laboratory environments with a wide range of hazardous materials.  

Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified
employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully
carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate
background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as
the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver

Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and
Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants: 

Apply online by application deadline. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing
interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3
professional references. 

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Internal Number: 492640
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