Postdoctoral position in ion physics
Sort on published: 2018-05-01
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in ion physics, to work within in-situ characterization of ultra-thin film systems of relevance for electronics and sensors with focus on transition metals and their siliced and germanides as well as oxides. 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 postdoctoral fellow is expected to focus on the recently acquired TOF-LEIS (Time-of-Flight Low-Energy Ion Scattering) system, featuring a 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 with the associated ToF-MEIS set-up and is expected also to contribute to interdisciplinary materials research investigations using MeV ion beams.
Prerequisites: The holder of a position as postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of the employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are not counted.
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.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2018 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Temporary part-time position (100%) ending 31-08-2020.
For further information about the position please contact
Daniel Primetzhofer, Mobile: +46 707 655 778
Please submit your application by 31 July 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1443.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1443
Last application date: 2018-07-31