Researcher in ion beam based physics
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam based physics, to work within in-situ characterization of ultra-thin film systems of relevance for electronics and sensors. Changes in properties of relevance for the performance of the materials such as crystallinity and chemical composition are to be studied while the system is exposed to various different conditions such as heating. The researcher is expected to work with the recently constructed implanter-based TOF-MEIS (Time-of-Flight Medium Energy Ion Scattering) system, featuring a novel non-destructive approach for depth profiling ultra-thin films. The project will focus on deposition of ultra-thin films, thin film characterization, method development in ion-scattering and development of data analysis methods but also has aspects within fundamental ion-solid interaction.
The successful applicant will also have access to the other ion beam facilities of the group, in particular the 5 MV tandem accelerator and the ion implantation facilities and is expected to also participate in interdisciplinary materials research investigations using MeV ion beams.
(Co-)supervision of student projects can be part of the working duties.
Prerequisites: The holder of a position as researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent. Well-documented research experience using ion beams for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is expected. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required. Experience in thin film technology is considered to be of advantage.
Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.
The department strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Thus, female applicants are especially encouraged.
Sweden has a generous welfare system that includes paid parental leave, affordable daycare and practically free medical care.
The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. Within this category a majority of the employed are men, and we would therefore particularly like to see female applicants for employment.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2017-06-01 or as mutually agreed upon
Type of employment: Temporary position for 2 years
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Daniel Primetzhofer. Phone: +4618-471 3040 Email: email@example.com
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 9 April, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/849.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/849
Last application date: 2017-04-09