Unfortunately, it is impractical to keep this section current. Therefore, rather than giving specific descriptions of particular job openings that might be available at present, this section describes typical positions of the type that become available in our group from time to time.
Current positions at the College of Optical Sciences are posted on the Employment section.
At any given time our group normally has two or three undergraduates working on independent study projects, or as paid assistants. Previous undergraduates have worked on jobs ranging from preparing specimens for transmission electron microscopy, to studying the surface of samples with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, to assisting with data collection, to general laboratory assistance.
GRADUATE STUDENT OPENINGS
On average, openings for one or two new graduate students occur each year. The types of research projects of current interest can be judged from the selected publications that resulted from projects worked on in recent years.
Postdoctoral positions for people with strong backgrounds in one or more of the research areas of interest to the group become available from time to time. However, typically it is impossible to predict these openings more than a few months in advance. Because of this, if interested in the possibility of working in the group, please contact me roughly four months before you expect to receive your Ph.D. To do this, mail (please do not e-mail) your CV with a cover letter explaining your interests (the mailing address is listed on the sidebar of each page on this site). This four-month time scale should allow me to give you a good idea of the possibilities of an appropriate position becoming available in the near future.
Example of an advertisement that was placed in 1997
Novel Epitaxial Growth of Thin Films
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, TUCSON
Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately. The research effort includes the design and construction of novel UHV and x-ray-optical apparatus, as well as growth and in situ RHEED and AFM/STM characterization studies. Experience with constructing UHV instrumentation, MBE growth techniques, and surface science characterization probes is essential. As described at www.arl.arizona.edu/ a variety of other facilities are also available within the group for research on these materials. To be given full consideration applicants should have their resumes and three letters of reference sent to: Charles M. Falco, G-S Building, University of Arizona, PO Box 210077 Tucson, AZ 85721-0077. Review of applications will begin June 1, 1997 and will continue until the positions are filled. The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliance Employer.
Example of an advertisement that was placed in 1996
Magnetic Properties of Thin Films
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, TUCSON
A postdoctoral position is available immediately to work on studies of GMR and magnetic properties of thin films and multilayers. Depending upon funding, a second position in the same area also may become available shortly. The research will involve the growth, characterization and study of materials produced using several multi-target sputtering systems and -two heavily-instrumented MBE machines. A variety of other facilities are available within the lab for studies of these materials (TEM, STM, AFM, x-ray diffractometers, etc.). Specific interest for the position is the growth and study of materials of use for magnetic data storage applications. Experience with UHV, surface science probes, and vapor deposition techniques is essential, as are good technical writing skills. The position is available now and will remain open until filled. However, to be given full consideration applicants must send their resumes (no e-mails, please) and arrange for three letters of reference to: Charles M. Falco, G-S Building, The University of Arizona, PO Box 210077 Tucson, AZ 85721-0077. Review of applications will begin February 1, 1996 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliance Employer.
Over the years a number of visiting scientists have spent sabbatical periods with our group, ranging from a few weeks to as long as three years. If you are interested in exploring such a collaboration, please contact me at the e-mail or postal address.