NIST has recently launched a 5-year program to develop high accuracy 3D thermal imaging and control using thermosensitive magnetic nano-objects. A key component of the project is high sensitivity magnetic scanning microscopy of these nano-objects, most likely using SQUID magnetometers. We are seeking a postdoc with background in scanning microscopy or magnetic instrument design to help develop this magnetic scanning microscope to quantitatively measure temperature throughout the volume of solid state, chemical, or biological samples. A qualified candidate would already have expertise in at least some of the following areas: scanning microscopy, SQUID measurements, instrumentation for magnetic measurements, digital acquisition and control, optical and e-beam lithography, magnetic sensors (e.g., GMR, MTJ, fluxgates, atomic magnetometers), magnetic nanoparticles, and magnetic particle imaging (MPI).
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scanning microscopy; magnetic sensors; SQUID magnetometers; scanning SQUID microscope; thermal imaging; magnetic particle imaging