Researcher in Solid State Physics

Uppsala University Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Sweden

Researcher in Solid State Physics with Specialization in Strongly Correlated Oxide Electron Systems

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ångström Laboratory provides an innovative and international research environment that can take on technical and societal challenges both now and in the future. The department has 8 divisions including Myfab, our infrastructure for cleanroom based research.

At the Division of Solid State Physics, we perform both basic and application-oriented research related to energy and environmental aspects in different research areas. We investigate physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials and compounds whether it be for smart windows, gas sensors, photocatalytic coatings, spintronics and biomagnetic applications or to create new magnetic materials for environmentally friendly energy technology.

Description of the subject area of the employment: The subject area comprises nanoscale functional materials in nanoscale, in particular strongly correlated electron systems for energy and environmental applications. The research includes fundamental aspects of the materials, with special focus on magnetic properties with a clear vision of their use in present-day energy and environmental applications. The research involves the development and use of bottom-up synthesis techniques, such as sol-gel and solid phase synthesis, measurement methods for characterizing the physical properties of the materials, and top-down process methods for manufacturing the materials in nanoscale. The subject area also includes low-dimensional quantum materials.

Duties:

  • Solar-gel and solid-phase synthesis of strongly correlated electron systems with functional magnetic properties.
  • Thin film deposition of strongly correlated electron systems with functional magnetic properties.
  • Top-down process methods for nanostructuring of thin films of strongly correlated electron systems with functional magnetic properties.
  • Magnetic, electrical thermodynamic characterization of strongly correlated electron systems with Magnetic Property Measurement System (MPMS) and Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS).
  • Structural characterization of highly correlated electron systems with X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy.
  • Apply for research grants from Swedish and European research foundations.

Qualifications Required: Doctoral degree in solid state physics or equivalent. We require documented long-standing knowledge and experience of solar-gel and solid-phase synthesis of strongly correlated electron systems, measurement methods for characterizing physical properties of the materials, and top-down process methods for manufacturing the materials in nanoscale.

Applicants must have received external research grants for their own research in competition.

We require very good oral and written skills in English.

Large emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as independence, drive and good collaboration skills, as well as how the applicant, through his or her experience and competence, is judged to complement and strengthen ongoing research within the research division.

When assessing the applications, special emphasis will be put on the applicant's documented experience of publishing scientific papers in high-quality journals and giving presentations at scientific meetings.

Application instructions: Your application must include:

  • Personal letter describing yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for this position (max 2 pages)
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Copies of the doctoral degree, your course grades and other relevant qualifications
  • Copies of three publications of particular relevance
  • Name and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Permanent full-time position.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Peter Svedlindh, telephone: +46 18 471 3135, email: peter.svedlindh@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application no later than November 29, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3534.

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Placement: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3534

Last application date: 2021-11-29

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