Postdoctoral Research Position

The Photophysics of Quantum Materials Laboratory of Dr. Sanjay Behura in the Department of Physics at San Diego State University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow. The goal of the Behura Research Group is to train a dynamic, diverse, and smart group of scientists interested in developing quantum information science and technology using quantum materials. We are looking for candidates interested in design, growth, and characterization of atom-thin 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures for building integrated quantum photonic circuits.

This postdoctoral fellow position starts Summer 2023, with an initial appointment of one year and may be renewable depending on the available funding.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow Will

  • synthesize 2D materials via chemical vapor deposition and design moirĂ© materials.
  • study the quantum states in van der Waals materials using optical and electrical methods.
  • develop an experimental capability to probe non-classical light in solid-state systems.
  • publish the research results in peer-reviewed journals and present in conferences.
  • collaborate with researchers at MonArk NSF Quantum Foundry and 2DQP Program.
  • train graduate and undergraduate students in an inclusive research environment.

Applicants Should have the Following Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Experimental Physics or Materials Science or Nanoscience or related fields.
  • Experience in 2D materials and heterostructures growth and characterization.
  • Experience in design and fabrication of integrated quantum photonic circuits.
  • Knowledge of quantum computing and algorithms (optional).
  • Record of scholarly research publications in 2D materials and integrated photonics.

To apply, interested candidates should e-mail the application materials in one PDF document to Dr. Sanjay Behura

This Document should Contain

  • cover letter describing past research experience and future research interests
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact information of two references

Perspective candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview.

Departmental Assistantships

Students enrolled in the Physics graduate program are eligible to receive financial support in the form of a departmental assistantship. This can be either a Teaching or a Research Assistantship. Both are contingent upon availability.

A Teaching Assistantship Consists of a Specific Teaching Assignment for the Student, Involving one or more of the Following

  • Assisting in and/or teaching undergraduate physics laboratory courses.
  • Grading homework assignments and tests for undergraduate physics courses.
  • Tutoring undergraduate physics students.

Students interested in a Teaching Assistantship should send a completed Application to Dr. Fridolin Weber, Graduate Advisor.

A Research Assistantship involves performing research under the supervision of a physics faculty. Interested students are encouraged to contact directly the appropriate individual faculty for availability.