Postdoctoral Associate, Jaramillo Research Group

Massachusetts, United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEMaterial Science and Engineering (DMSE)-Jaramillo Research Group, to work in the area of chalcogenide ceramics for energy and optoelectric applications. The project will focus on processing bulk quantities of bismuth telluride for thermoelectric devices and then expand to making bulk ceramics and single crystals of lesser-studied chalcogenide materials of interest for thermoelectrics, optics, and photovoltaics. All work will share a common theme of phase and point defect control in bulk chalcogenide semiconductors. The project is a collaboration between MIT and a local company and the work will be split between these two locations, both in Cambridge.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: experience in one or more of the following: ceramic materials processing and characterization, thermoelectric materials synthesis and characterization, chalcogenide materials synthesis, and crystal growth.  Job #16770

In addition to applying via the MIT website with a CV and cover letter, eligible applicants should send their CV, cover letter, brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals, two representative publications, and contact information for three references to Prof. Jaramillo at 

The initial appointment will be for nine months, with extension depending on funding availability. The appointment will begin no later than March 2019.  Some domestic travel may be required to access other synthesis and crystal growth facilities.  

U.S. citizenship or green card required.  


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.