Postdoctoral researchers in magnetoplasmonics
Sort on published: 2017-11-20
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 350 employees and 11 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala. Webpage: http://www.physics.uu.se
Information about the project: The project will develop the conceptually new paradigm for ultra-dense and ultrafast magnetic storage that is posed to exceed the current technology by two orders of magnitude in storage density and by about four orders of magnitude in operation speed. This will be achieved in an all-optical magnetoplasmonic platform that would allow deterministic, non-thermal, low-energy, ultrafast magnetization switching at few nanometers and potentially down to a molecular length-scale. The project will elucidate the fundamentals of such process, will demonstrate its practical realization and will map its suitability for future upscaling towards industrial implementation in devices. The project is a European venture, coordinated in the University of Gothenburg, combining seven universities and research centers in Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, UK, Italy and Switzerland and a large synchrotron radiation facility and a major hard-drive manufacturer.
The work will be performed at the Division of Materials Physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. Please see http://www.physics.uu.se/research/materials-physics+/ for more information about the research in the Division of Materials Physics.
Major responsibilities: You will lead the experimental work in nanofabrication of magnetoplasmonic arrays and characterize them with optical and magneto-optical spectroscopy. Furthermore magnetic microscopy and magnetization dynamics studies will be included in the project. Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your line of research in a general setting of a research group. The position might include supervision of Master and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.
Position summary: Experimental research in the field of nanoplasmonics and nanomagnetism – magnetoplasmonics and magnetization dynamics. Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years.
Qualifications: Experience with experimental nanoplasmonics and/or nanomagnetism, clean-roombased nanofabrication, magnetization dynamics and/or experimental magneto-optics. Experience with simulation packages (Comsol, OOMMF, MuMax3, Matlab) is a merit. To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education. Excellent command of English is a must. If Swedish is not your native language then you are encouraged to learn Swedish during your employment. Uppsala University offers Swedish courses.
The application should be written in English and include:
• 1 Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one).
• 2 CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
• 3 Copy of degree diploma, other official transcripts.
• 4 Contact information to a minimum of two (ideally three) individuals, who can provide letters of reference to support your application, with a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you.
In the event of special circumstances leading to a career break, these should be mentioned in the CV (with dates) so that the assessment of scientific output can take these factors into account. Examples of such special circumstances include a leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave, serving on commissions of trust, military service etc.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 2018-01-01 or as mutually agreed upon.
Type of position: Temporary position (100%).
For further information about the position please contact
Associate professor Vassilios Kapaklis. e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +46 (0)18 471 3627
Professor Björgvin Hjörvarsson. e-mail mailto:email@example.com, phone +46 (0) 18 471 3837
Please submit your application by 8 December 2017, UFV-PA 2017/4115.
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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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4115
Last application date: 2017-12-08