PhD position in Materials Physics
Sort on published: 2016-11-25
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
PhD position in Materials Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is the second largest at Uppsala University with more than 360 employees and 11 different divisions and is situated at Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala.
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 by 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.
You will participate in 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.
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.
Applicants should have knowledge corresponding to a degree of Masters of Science in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials Science. Good computer skills are a merit, as well as good knowledge of condensed matter physics, mathematics and practical laboratory experience. Good knowledge of the English language in writing and speaking as well as the eagerness to learn the Swedish language is mandatory. The position will require work at international facilities, such as neutron and synchrotron sources as well as using the excellent laboratories in Uppsala.
Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your bachelor or master thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.
Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Salary: According to local agreement
Starting: 2017-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Vassilios Kapaklis (email@example.com, +46 (0)18 471 3627) or
Björgvin Hjörvarsson (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0) 18 471 3837)
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-01-15, UFV-PA 2016/3633.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
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
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/3633
Last application date: 2017-01-15