Postdoc in Topological Quantum Materials

Postdoc in Topological Quantum Materials


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to be part of our experimental research on the characterization of topological quantum materials. This position part of a collaboration project between the Bloch beamline of the MAX-IV synchrotron facility in Lund, and the Quantum Device Physics laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology. The aim of this project is to develop in-situ transport and photoemission spectroscopy characterization tools, eventually integrating with quantum device research at Chalmers.

Information about the Quantum Device Physics laboratory and MAX-IV
The Quantum Device Physics Laboratory focuses on research and education in quantum transport, spintronics, superconducting quantum circuits, 2D materials and devices, molecular electronics, superconducting quantum interference devices, cold electron bolometers and oxide electronics.

MAX IV is a state-of-the-art synchrotron research facility in Lund, Sweden, providing scientists worldwide with the most brilliant X-rays for research. It allow scientists to characterize new materials using sophisticated scientific instruments with very high-resolution. The Bloch beamline provides high resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), spin resolved ARPES and core-level spectroscopy.

Major responsibilities
The purpose of this research project is to work towards an ultra-high vacuum measurement technique sensitive to spin-polarized charge transport, initially centered around an STM coupled to the Bloch beamline. In support of this, extensive possibilities for nanofabrication and device processing are available at Chalmers University of Technology. The candidate will assist with development and commissioning of the ARPES and spin-ARPES end stations. There will be considerable freedom and opportunities to join independent research projects based on these techniques. The post-doctoral researcher position is an appointment that offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry, with the majority of your working time devoted to your own research.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

You must hold a Ph.D. degree in physics, nanotechnology or electrical engineering, with excellent experimental skills and a publication record demonstrating your ability to conduct creative and independent research. Experience with ARPES and STM are essential.

Experience with any of the following would be valuable additions: topological quantum materials, spin-polarized STM, scanning tunneling potentiometry, cleanroom device processing, magneto transport characterization techniques and computer programming. We seek candidates with good team spirit, who would like to work in an internationally oriented environment. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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Our offer to you
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200292 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

1. Application: (Please name the uploaded document in ReachMee as: APPLICATION, family name, ref. number)
- CV, including list of publications,
- two reference persons who can be contacted by Chalmers (describe association with them and give their contact addresses),
- Copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents.

2. A letter of application detailing your specific qualifications for the position, (named: QUALIFICATIONS, family name, ref. number)
- maximum one A4 page

3. Research description: (named: RESEARCH PLANS, family name, ref. number)
- Maximum 2 pages describing accomplished research and ideas for future research

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 26 October, 2020

For questions, please contact:
Saroj Prasad Dash, Associate Professor
Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience

Information about the department
The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 24 september 2020
  • Ansök senast: 26 oktober 2020


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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