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23 september 2018

The Semiconductor&Nanostructures and the Correlated Electron Systems groups at the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML) in Nijmegen are interested in novel quantum materials where a quantizing high magnetic field can be used to investigate their electronic properties and to explore new field induced phases. We use a variety of experimental techniques, such as low-temperature magneto-transport, thermopower, photo-conductivity, torque-magnetometry, magnetisation, susceptibility magneto-capacitance and high-frequency experiments to explore the physics of 2D materials (such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides), heterostructures made from semiconductors or complex oxides, correlated electron systems and other emerging materials. Our research is embedded in the Institute for Molecules and Materials at Radboud University in Nijmegen and the broader activities of HFML as an international research facility.

Job description
This postdoc project is embedded in our broad activities that seek to explore and understand the electronic properties of a host of conventional and novel low-dimensional materials, including semiconductor heterostructures, oxide heterostructures and graphene and other 2D materials. Depending on your experience and interest, you will perform transport experiments on one or more of these material systems. More concretely, you will explore fractional quantum Hall physics in graphene and/or will investigate heterostuctures in complex oxides with an intriguing and not yet fully understood electronic energy spectrum. Additionally, we specifically encourage candidates to develop their own ideas. You will perform your experiments at low temperatures (including the use of dilution refrigerators) and high magnetic fields up to 38 T. An integral part of the work will be to carry out experiments in collaboration with local PhD students and external users of HFML.

HFML is an international research facility, jointly run by Radboud University and NWO. We use and develop high magnetic fields and state-of-the-art instrumentation to carry out pioneering research by both in-house and external users in the fields of Semiconductors & Nanostructures, Correlated Electron Systems and Soft Condensed Matter & Nanomaterials.

Job requirements
We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in experimental physics who is motivated to work in an international and wide-ranging research environment. You should have completed a PhD in physics, or be about to submit your PhD thesis. Experience in low-temperature magneto-transport is essential and experience with dilution refrigerators would be a plus. Additionally, having already worked on newly emerging materials is highly appreciated. You should have strong communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and we expect you to contribute actively to the HFML user support within your field of expertise.

Conditions of employment
NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO prefers candidates who have qualifying experience (e.g. as PhD student or postdoctoral researcher) in a scientific research institute abroad.
You will be employed by NWO-I for a fixed period of two years.
Your salary will be up to a maximum of 4,237 euro gross per month, depending on your level of experience. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The 'Recruitment code' applies to this position.

For further information about this position please contact Prof.dr. Uli Zeitler or Dr. Alix McCollam.

Closing time
31 October 2018.

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