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Princeton Materials Science Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), an NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), announces the competition for the 2019 PCCM Materials Science Postdoctoral Fellowship is CLOSED. Please check back in September 2020 for updated announcement regarding the next fellowship competition.

These prestigious postdoctoral positions are intended for early-career scientists with a research focus on materials science and engineering. Ph.D. is required. Successful candidates will be appointed for a full-time, 12 month period as a postdoctoral research associate or more senior, renewable annually for up to three years based on performance and funding.

The selected fellow(s) will join the research group of a current PCCM investigator. The current list of investigators and their areas of research, which include topological phases of electrons in materials, surface and dynamics in confined polymers, and the development of ultra-coherent quantum materials, can be found at

Applications must be submitted online at Applications will require curriculum vitae (CV), list of publications, and a statement of your proposed research plans at PCCM. Applicants will need to provide contact information for two references who will be solicited to provide letters of recommendation. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the application deadline date of (date to be announced, 11:59 p.m. EST). These position are subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2019 PCCM postdoctoral fellows

  • Christie Chiu: Dr. Chiu recently earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she worked on Prof. Markus Greiner's lithium quantum gas microscope team. As a PCCM Postdoctoral Research Associate, Christie will be working with Professor Andrew Houck studying condensed matter physics with superconducting circuits.
  • Sehmus Ozden: Dr. Ozden earned his Ph.D. from Rice University in Materials Science and the Nanoengineering Department while workingd with Prof. Pulickel M. Ajayan. As a PCCM postdoctoral fellow, Sehmus will be working with Prof. Rodney Priestley and Prof. Craig Arnold.
  • Xiaomeng Liu: Dr. Liu earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University while working with Professor Philip Kim's group. Xiaomeng will be working with Professor Ali Yazdani focusing on two-dimensional materials and twisted bilayer graphene samples that host exotic quantum behavior, including unconventional superconductivity.

2018 PCCM postdoctoral fellow

  • Navid Bizmark: Dr. Bizmark earned his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, while working with Professor Marios Ioannidis' group. Navid will be working with Professor Rodney Priestley focusing on generating Pickering emulsions with structured colloids and hybrid polymer/inorganic nanostructured systems.

2017 PCCM postdoctoral fellows:

  • Nakita Noel: Dr. Noel earned her Ph.D. from Oxford University, U.K. while working with Prof. Henry J. Snaith. Nakita will be working with Professor Barry Rand’s group at Princeton
  • Alicia Kollar: Dr. Kollar recently earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University while working with Prof. Benjamin Lev. Alicia will be working with Professor Andrew Houck’s group at Princeton
  • Dillon Wong: Dr. Wong recently earned his Ph.D. from UC, Berkeley where he worked with Prof. Michael Crommie's group. At Princeton, Dillon will be working with Professor Ali Yazdani's group doing microscopy of 2D materials.

2016 PCCM postdoctoral fellow: 

  • Antonia Statt: Dr. Statt completed her Ph.D. in physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany in October 2015 after three years working with Professor Kurt Binder's group. She is currently working with the Panagiotopoulos group at Princeton.
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