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Assistant Project Scientist– 4D STEM and Vibrational EELS for Advanced Materials

Application Window

Open March 3rd, 2021 through Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant Project Scientist – 4D STEM and Vibrational EELS for Advanced Materials

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is currently accepting applications for a researcher at the level of Assistant Project Scientist. The research will focus on the development and application of scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) diffraction imaging (4D-STEM) and ultrahigh energy resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) techniques for quantum and energy materials. The primary responsibility of this position will be to work for Professor Xiaoqing Pan in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCI to develop new research directions focusing on quantum and energy materials. Candidates will access to the state-of-the-art TEM/STEM facilities available at the UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI), There will be an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with materials synthesis, property measurements, and computation and modeling.

Required Qualifications:
The applicant must possess outstanding communication skills and be able to clearly communicate the scientific significance of in situ STEM and EELS datasets to collaborators. Basic qualifications include a strong background and experience in aberration corrected high resolution TEM imaging, STEM EELS, and image/EELS spectrum acquisition and processing. Experience in the NION STEM and vibrational electron microscopy using high resolution EELS for quantum and energy materials is preferred. A knowledge of materials synthesis and some knowledge of data science for electron microscopy is also desired. A Ph.D. in physics, materials science or related disciplines is required.

Required Documents:
• Curriculum Vitae - Your current C.V.
• Cover Letter - Outlining your interests and relevant skills and experience

References: 3 references required (contact information only)

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
Job location: Irvine, CA

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to upload a curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least three references, and cover letter expressing area(s) of interest to our online RECRUIT system at A diversity statement submission is strongly encouraged. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by March 15, 2021. Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Prof. Xiaoqing Pan (

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Irvine, CA