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.

Information about the research

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD or Postdoctoral researcher to be part of our experimental research on graphene and topological quantum devices at Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.

Quantum Device Physics Laboratory focus on research and education in Quantum transport, Spintronics, Superconducting Quantum Circuits, 2D Materials and Devices, Molecular Electronics, Superconducting Quantum Interference Device, Cold Electron Bolometer, and Oxide Electronics.

Graphene and Quantum materials research at Chalmers focus on electron and spin transport in topological materials, graphene, 2D semiconductors and their heterostructures. Our group develops novel approaches for nanofabrication and design new measurement techniques that lead to fundamental physics experiments. This experimental research consists of preparation of 2D materials and heterostructures, basic characterization of materials properties, device fabrication in state of the art cleanroom, and sensitive magneto transport measurements. These studies aim for future generation of electronics that could become non-volatile, versatile, fast and capable of simultaneous data storage and processing; with less energy consumption.

Some of the publications in this field includes – Nature Commun. 8, 16093 (2017); Nano Letters 15 (12), 7976 (2015); Nature Commun. 6, 6766 (2015); Nature Materials 9 (2), 133 (2010); Nature 462, 491 (2009). 

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The research is supported by European Union’s (EU) Graphene Flagship, EU FlagEra, Swedish Research Council, Graphene Center and the AoA Nano at Chalmers University of Technology. 

Major responsibilities
The research topic for this job is focused on spin and quantum transport properties of graphene and topological quantum materials. The experimental research includes the preparation of 2D materials heterostructures, nanofabrication in clean room, and magneto transport measurement of the spintronic and quantum devices. While performing experiments in this research field, the researcher will have enough freedom to explore and invent his/her own ideas.

The PhD or Postdoc position is an appointment that offers an opportunity to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry. The majority of your working time is devoted to their own research. Included in their work is also to take part in supervision of Ph.D. students or M.Sc. thesis students.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The PhD position is for 4 years. The Postdoc researcher position is limited to 1 year in the beginning.  Further continuing would depend on your performance and availability of funding for the project.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher with a Master degree (for Ph.D. position) or a PhD degree (for Postdoc position) in physics, nanotechnology, electrical engineering, with excellent experimental skills. The candidate is required to have a strong record demonstrating his/her ability to conduct creative and independent research. Experience with graphene, topological materials, spin and quantum transport measurements, electronic hardware development, cleanroom device processing and magnetotransport characterization techniques and computer progra mming skills are desirable. We seek candidates with good team spirit, who would like to work in an internationally oriented environment. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170563 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

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

Application deadline: 26 January 2018

For questions, please contact:
Saroj Prasad Dash
Associate Professor 
Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience
Tel: +46(0) 31 772 5170

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