PhD student in Physics
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Uppsala University hereby declares a PhD student position, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy to be open for application. The PhD-studies will be focusing on ion beam-based materials research and its technological applications with preliminary starting date in October 2019.
The Ion Physics group studies interaction of swift ions and photons with matter in solid and gaseous forms at an atomic and molecular level. The research deals, beside basic physics, with applications using different mass-spectrometric analytical techniques for advanced materials research. These methods permit to determine concentrations and depth profiles of atoms and molecules in a material with very high accuracy for samples from biological, environmental and technological contexts. A 5MV tandem accelerator, a 350 kV high current ion implanter and a Low-Energy Ion Scattering System form the experimental platform.
The focus of the present PhD-project is twofold: The successful candidate is expected to further develop the capabilities of the set-up for medium-energy ion scattering, a unique instrument developed at the tandem laboratory. For this purpose, in particular fundamental investigations of ion-solid interactions as well as modifications of the hard- and software will have to be performed. In parallel, and based on the developments, the system should be also employed for applied studies in the field of quantitative and depth-resolved near-surface compositional and structural characterization. Complementary studies using equipment at the tandem accelerator and using the Low-Energy Ion Scattering tool can be part of the project.
Qualifications requested and eligibility:
The successful candidate should have a master of science in engineering physics/ physics or equivalent. Experiences in interdisciplinary materials science and modelling will be considered advantageous. The candidate should also have good communication skills and excellent study merits, and good skills in oral and written English.
Appointment as a graduate student requires that the holder is admitted or will be admitted to PhD studies, where applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive. The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20 % (typically teaching). Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the Faculty of Technology http://www.teknat.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.
The rules governing PhD-studies may be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5-7 and in the University's guidelines for research education, http://regler.uu.se/.
Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
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.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 01-10-2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Daniel Primetzhofer, firstname.lastname@example.org +46 18-417 3040.
Please submit your application by 30 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2706.
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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
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2706
Last application date: 2019-08-30
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