Postdoctoral position open in the area of nanocomposite coatings
Postdoctoral position open in the area of synthesis and in-situ characterization of nano-composite coatings at Bilkent University, Department of Chemistry, Ankara Turkey
Period of employment and compensation: The initial contract period corresponds to twelve months from the starting date, can be expanded upon mutual agreement. Total package involves monthly salary, on-campus private housing, lunch tickets and private health insurance.
The postdoctoral associate will work in the group that focuses on development of new nano-composite materials for several hi-tech
applications, such as bio-functional coatings, ultra-hard/erosion resistant coating applications. PD will be also closely collaborating with theoretical physics and surface science groups.
PhD in physics, chemistry, material science, engineering or equivalent scientific discipline. Projects will require hands-on experience in vacuum technology (HV and UHV) and magnetron sputter deposition technique, skills in the use of surface characterization techniques such as XPS, AES, ATR-FTIR etc, and familiarity in hardness and other thin film properties measurement techniques.
In addition, post doc is expected to be efficient at scientific and personal communication: writing papers, making conference presentations, and participating in training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Preferred starting date: September, 2010.
How to apply:
Email your preferred area of research and CV and request two recommendation letters to be
emailed on your behalf to Erman Bengu => bengu_AT_fen_DOT_bilkent_DOT_edu_DOT_tr