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Reference number: D129/2018, Electrical engineering, physics, material science

PhD student in the field of scanning probe microscopy on transition metal oxides

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a

PhD student in the field of scanning probe microscopy on transition metal oxides

Your Job:
The PGI-7 research group “Electronic Materials” and the partner institute at the RWTH-Aachen University (IWE II), both focus on the electronic phenomena in transition metal oxides for future nanoelectronic devices and related application areas. In this project the focus is on the detailed surface characterization of thin crystalline transition metal oxide layers and nanoparticles using scanning probe methods.

In detail:

  • Developing UHV compatible sample preparation methods
  • Monitoring of surface morphology of transition metal oxides with LT-UHV-STM and AFM at the atomic scale
  • Characterizing resistive switching of transition metal oxides with LC-AFM and UHV-SPM methods
  • Electrophysical modelling together with colleagues from related fields
  • Presentation of results at scientific conferences
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals

Your Profile:
• Master degree in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry or related fields
• Well-founded knowledge in scanning probe methods
• Excellent knowledge in solid state physics, surface engineering and analysis
• Well-founded knowledge in physical chemistry
• Experimental skills
• Distinct ability and willingness to cooperate in an interdisciplinary and distributed team

Our offer:

  • A highly motivated research group “Electronic Materials” and an attractive interdisciplinary environment of the SFB “Nanoswitches”
  • Excellent instruments and technical facilities at the PGI-7 and the IWE II
  • Scientific challenges in the field of solid state physics, resistive switching and nanoelectronic devices
  • Opportunity to cooperate with excellent experts in related fields
  • Contract of 3 years
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

Dr.-Ing. Silvia Karthäuser / Prof. Dr. Rainer Waser
Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-7) - FZ Jülich
Tel. 02461-61-4015 / 02461-61-3138







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