Researcher in ion beam-based physics
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam based physics, to work within in-situ characterization of ultra-thin film systems of relevance for electronics and sensors, in particular, silicides, germanides and transition metal oxides. Changes in properties of relevance for the performance of the materials such as crystallinity and chemical composition are to be studied while the system is exposed to various different conditions such as thermal annealing. The researcher is expected to work mainly with the recently constructed implanter-based TOF-MEIS (Time-of-Flight Medium Energy Ion Scattering) system, featuring a novel non-destructive approach for depth profiling ultra-thin films. The project will focus on deposition of ultra-thin films, thin film characterization, method development in ion-scattering and development of data analysis methods but also has aspects within fundamental ion-solid interaction.
The successful applicant will also have access to the other ion beam facilities of the group, in particular the 5 MV tandem accelerator, the ion implantation facilities as well as a system for low-energy ion scattering and is expected to also participate in interdisciplinary materials research investigations also using MeV ion beams.
(Co-)supervision of student projects can be part of the working duties.
Requirements: The holder of a position as researcher must have a PhD degree in Physics or equivalent. Well-documented research experience using ion beams for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is expected. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required. Experience in thin film technology is considered to be of advantage.
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The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 03-02-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending after 12 months.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Daniel Primetzhofer Senior lecturer at Department of Physics and Astronomy, applied nuclear physics. Phone: 018-471 3040 e-mail: email@example.com
Please submit your application by 7 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4312.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4312
Last application date: 2020-01-07