postdoctoral researcher in experimental condensed matter physics: 'constructing correlated states...
Radboud University Nijmegen RU

postdoctoral researcher in experimental condensed matter physics: 'constructing correlated states...

Netherlands 23 Jan 2021

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<p><strong>Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: 'Constructing Correlated States of Matter using Atomic-scale Artificial Lattices'</strong></p><p><br></p><p><strong>We are looking for</strong></p><p>A promising route toward understanding novel quantum states of matter is to engineer many-body states atom by atom in so-called 'artificial lattices'. Low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) offers a unique combination of atomically resolved microscopy, spectroscopy and atomic manipulation, providing the experimental platform to realise 2D artificial lattices. Recently, this strategy has been successfully applied to create tunable quantum states of matter, such as novel electronic structure. However, all the states that have been probed to date and largely described in a single-particle picture are due to weak electron-electron interactions in the artificial systems investigated.</p><p><br></p><p>The goal of this postdoctoral project is to realise artificial lattices with tunable, strongly correlated behaviour. For this, you will utilise previously unexplored platform materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, topological character, and/or electron-electron interactions. Experiments will be performed down to mK temperatures and in high magnetic fields, employing Radboud University's unique infrastructure of ultrahigh vacuum low-temperature scanning probe microscopes.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>We ask</strong></p><p>·        Previous experience with low-temperature scanning probe microscopy, as well as with ultra-high vacuum technology.</p><p>·        A PhD in a topic related to condensed matter physics.</p><p>·        A demonstrable track record of oral presentations at international conferences and papers published in scientific journals.</p><p>·        Good communication skills in verbal and written English.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>We are</strong></p><p>The <a href="https://www.ru.nl/science/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Faculty of Science</a> is a complete, student-oriented science faculty where research and education are closely intertwined. The faculty aims to form an academic community with an international character, where staff members from different backgrounds can combine their talents with the common goal of belonging to the leading science faculties in Europe.</p><p><br></p><p>You will be part of the <a href="http://www.ru.nl/spm/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)</a> department at Radboud University's <a href="https://www.ru.nl/imm" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Institute of Molecules and Materials (IMM).</a> IMM is a research institute in chemistry and physics, which fosters interdisciplinary research. Its mission is to design and create functional molecules and materials to fundamentally understand their behaviour. IMM comprises 19 research groups active in areas ranging from condensed matter science to organic chemistry and chemical biology. We focus on fundamental research with an open eye for societal applications and educate the next generation of leaders in science and innovation. IMM distinguishes itself from similar institutes by intensive collaborations and interactions between chemists and physicists and between experimentalists and theorists. IMM has a strong infrastructure including large user facilities such as the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML), the Free Electron Laser facility FELIX and part of the uNMR-NL facilities.</p><p><br></p><p>The SPM department is an international team of scientists utilizing SPM techniques beyond the state of the art to study numerous problems in condensed matter physics. Our expertise focuses on high-precision magnetic and electronic imaging of single atoms, molecules and surfaces in cryogenic environments and high magnetic fields, often in conjunction with single-atom manipulation.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Radboud University</em></strong></p><p>We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!</p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>We offer</em></strong></p><p>·        Employment: 40 hours per week ( 1.0 FTE).</p><p>·        A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,402 based on a 38-hour working week (<a href="https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/working-at-radboud-university/emplo... rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">salary scale 10</a>).</p><p>·        The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.</p><p>·        In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.</p><p>·        Duration of the contract: 2 years.</p><p>·        The intended start date is 1 February 2021.</p><p>·        You will be able to use our <a href="https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/working-at-radboud-university/our-w... rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Dual Career and Family Care Services</a>. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.</p><p>·        Have a look at our excellent <a href="https://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/working-at-radboud-university/emplo... rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">employment conditions</a>. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.</p><p><br></p><p><strong><em>Would you like more information?</em></strong></p><p>For more information about this vacancy, please contact:</p><p>prof. Alexander A. Khajetoorians, Professor</p><p>Tel.: +31 24 365 2614</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:a.khajetoorians@science.ru.nl" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">a.khajetoorians@science.ru.nl </a> </p><p><br></p><p>J. van Dijk-Janssen, Secretary</p><p>Tel.: +31 24 365 2121</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:joyce.vandijk@ru.nl" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">joyce.vandijk@ru.nl </a> </p><p><br></p><p><strong>Apply directly</strong></p><p>Please address your application to prof. Alexander A. Khajetoorians and submit it, using the application button, no later than 17 December 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.  </p><p><br></p><p>Your application should include the following attachments:</p><p>·        A one-page motivation letter.</p><p>·        Your CV and the contact details of at least two academic references.</p><p><br></p><p>Please send all document in PDF format.</p><p><br></p><p><em>We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.</em></p>


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