Postdoctoral Fellow in Micro-/Nanomagnetics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


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Postdoctoral fellow in micro-/nanomagnetics

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a vacancy for a 2 years postdoctoral fellow in Department of Electronic Systems. The position is linked to ongoing research on thin film based magnetic systems in our "Oxide Electronics Group".

Information about the department

The Department of Electronic Systems is responsible for teaching and research that span from advanced communications to circuit design and nanotechnology.

This department has approximately 170 employees with 29 full professors, 18 associate professors, 7 lecturers, and 26 administrative/technical staff, as well as 21 postdoctoral researchers and ~70 PhD students.

Work description

The candidate is expected to engage in micromagnetic simulations and experimental work on nanoscale magnetic systems, including dipolarly coupled supermagnetic systems and structural elements for magnetic logic with emphasis on the benefits of magnetocrystalline anisotropy in perovskite oxides and ferromagnet/antiferromagnet (FM/AF) interface coupling in epitaxial oxide bilayers. Moreover, we study
magnetic domain formation and switching in single-layer and FM/AF bilayer nanomagnets. Micromagnetic modelling, using the MuMax3 software, is adopted to support and guide our experimental effort.

Experimental techniques available in our laboratories include pulsed laser deposition (PLD) for oxide thin film growth, x-ray diffractometry (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), low-temperature magnetic force microscopy (MFM) and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES). NTNU also offers access to a modern cleanroom equipped with
state-of-the-art micro-/nanostructuring tools.

Moreover, our group regularly visits synchrotron radiation facilities for polarized soft x-ray
photoemission electron microscopy (PEEM) and x-ray adsorption spectroscopy (XAS) measurements.


Candidates should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in condensed matter physics or materials science, preferably with experience from research on magnetic systems. Familiarity with oxide thin film growth and characterization and/or the experimental techniques listed above, as well as experience with micromagnetic modelling/simulations, will be an advantage.

Formal regulations

The appointment will be made in accordance with current university regulations. The successful applicant must agree to the conditions laid down for public employees and sign a contract regulating the starting date and duration of the employment. A deduction of 2% is made from the salary as a mandatory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.


Depending on qualifications and academic background, postdoctoral fellows (1352) will be remunerated at a minimum of NOK 490 500 per year before tax. Normal wage level is NOK 490 500 from which 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations and supplementary rules for employment as postdoctoral fellow at
universities and university colleges in Norway.

General information

The position acknowledges the Norwegian government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age, and gender. Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering is eager to attract outstanding and creative candidates, who can contribute to our ongoing research.

We believe that diversity is important to achieve a good working environment. Thus, we encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of gender, disability, and cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the of number women in its workforce. Female candidates are therefore
especially encouraged to apply.

The appointment is subject to the conditions in effect at any time for employees in the public sector. Under section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants.

The application must contain:

Š A cover letter including an account of your research background.
Š Information on educational background, list of publications, and relevant experience (academic CV).
Š Certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates.
Š Names and contact information of at least two references

Incomplete applications may not be taken into consideration.
Utlysningstekst (146952).pdf - Generert fra den 22. januar 2018 kl. 15:32 Side 1 / 2

The application must be sent electronically as a combined PDF file via this page (
For further information, please contact Professor Jostein Grepstad, e-mail:, phone +47 47418251.

For information about processing of applications, please contact: Advicer Oddrun Husby, e-mail:

Mark the application IE 006/2018.
Deadline for application: 1. Mars 2018
Jobbnorge-ID: 146952, Søknadsfrist: 01.03.2018, Intern ID: IE 006/2018

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