Postdoctoral Research position at National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder (US citizen only)


We (NIST Boulder) are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project funded under the CHIPS for America act. At this time, the position is only open to US citizens. Our project is focused on relating magnetic materials parameters to magnetic random access memory (MRAM) performance metrics such as write error rates and thermal stability. We will be extending our measurement capabilities to determine the Heisenberg exchange from measurements of the spin-wave dispersion curve with Brillouin Light Scattering and conduct high-speed electrical measurements of device performance. This project will be carried out in close collaboration with the microelectronics industry. A very important component of the project is to inform and improve models to ultimately predict device performance based on wafer level measurements.

Preferred but not required experiences include:

- PhD degree in physics, material science or related field.

- Experience in analyzing larger data sets with Python, Matlab or other programming languages.

- Measurement of magnetization dynamics via optical or electrical means including characterization of spin- or spin-orbit torque

- Experience in micromagnetic simulations of magnetization dynamics.

- Building or modifying measurement systems, including detailed CAD design

Formal details about the postdoc position can be found here:

Please contact:

Dr. Hans Nembach National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, CO 80305

Dr. Matt Pufall National Institute of Standards and Technology Boulder, CO 80305