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Post Doc Researcher, Mikheev Lab, Department of Physics

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Job Overview

The Department of Physics at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of experimental condensed matter physics and quantum information technology. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Evgeny Mikheev. The group’s focus is on nanofabrication, cryogenic systems, low noise electrical transport and microwave measurements. Scientifically, the group is interested in nanofabrication of quantum devices with perovskite oxides strontium titanate and potassium tantalate, understanding their superconductivity, mesoscopic and quantum effects in electrostatically defined nanostructures, and integration of new materials into superconducting and topological qubit platforms. For more information about the group’s research, please see

Essential Functions

  • Conceptualize and conduct research experiments. Conceptualize and create novel devices using shared nanofabrication facilities. Perform cryogenic electrical and microwave measurements in dilution refrigerator and 4K cryocooler setups.
  • Gather and analyze data and develop new ideas that promote current research.
  • Prepare data summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations of research results.
  • Train, teach techniques, and mentor junior researchers.
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and coordinate with the manufacturers and suppliers of consumables as necessary.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentation; may assist in grant writing.
  • Establish and manage collaborations with other research groups.
  • Keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional expertise.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental and/or lab need. This job description may change over time.

Required Education

We are seeking applicants who have or are in the process of completing a Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics, electrical engineering, materials science, or a closely related field.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Evidence of research productivity through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations.
  • Evidence of mentoring junior researchers at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application. As part of the online application, you are required to submit:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV.
  • Contact information for at least three (3) references.


Review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by January 15 are guaranteed full consideration. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Evgeny Mikheev by email at The initial position is for one year and can be extended upon mutual agreement. Start dates are flexible with preference for a start date in Summer-Fall 2023, and the applicants are required to specify their availability in the cover letter.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Post Doc Researcher, Mikheev Lab, Department of Physics

Date:  Jan 13, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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