Postdoc in Electrical Characterisation of Advanced thin Films using Terahertz Spectroscopy

fredag 12 apr 19

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Frist 1. juni 2019
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The Department of Physics is focusing on physics areas of fundamental interests and with clear application and innovation potentials. It is our ambition to perform research and to offer education at a high international level, thereby contributing to the DTU strategy about being a leading technical university.

NANOMADE - The Nanoscale Materials and Devices section at DTU Physics is focused on basic and applied research in low-dimensional materials, and is hosting the Centre of Excellence, CNG - Center for Nanostructured Graphene. The 2D Electronic Materials group focus on electronic matterials, devices and metrology.

Responsibilities and tasks
DTU wish to employ a post-doctoral researcher for 30 months to carry out research in electrical properties of advanced thin films (including 2D materials) using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS), and to develop THz-TDS based methods for fast, accurate and reproducible mapping of the electronic properties of graphene and other two-dimensional materials.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or equivalent. 

The postdoc will be selected based on the following qualifications: 
  • Solid theoretical background and knowledge of concepts and methods in the field/literature, especially within electronics, optics and applications of 2D materials and advanced thin films.
  • Experience with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy or THz physics
  • Other relevant characterisation techniques for graphene such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and AFM and electrical measurements.
Preference will be given to candidates with:  
  • Scientific production and research potential at international level
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
  • Experience with international collaborations and collaborations with industry
We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

The period for the 30-month postdoc is carried out at the Technical University of Denmark in Kgs. Lyngby.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Bøggild, via the email:     

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 June 2019 (local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
We intend to start the postdoc soon as possible; the timing - when you can start - may be a factor in evaluation of the applications.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and
scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.