PhD position „Photoemission studies of superconductor / topological insulator interfaces“

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

PGI-6 – Elektronische Eigenschaften



Area of research:

PHD Thesis



Job description:

Your Job:


We invite motivated candidates to apply for a new PhD-student opening at the Electronic Structure group at PGI-6. The discovery of novel topological phases has revolutionized the way we think about electronic matter. Currently one of the potential applications of topological properties is in realization of qubits based on Majorana bound states at interfaces between a topological insulator and a superconductor. Such Majorana qubits have a potential of being superior with respect to other competing qubit platforms, in particular with respect to decoherence, since they are topologically protected.


Experimentally investigate interfaces between topological insulators and superconductors using photoemission techniques Initial work will focus on interfacial band alignment and intermixing Exchange with internal and external as well as national and international project partners Preparing scientific publications and project reports


Your Profile:


Masters degree (or equivalent) in Physics Good written and spoken English skills


Our Offer:


The appointment will be within the frame of the ML4Q Excellence Cluster (https://ml4q.de/) Work will be performed at the laboratory at PGI-6 and, if needed, at various synchrotron laboratories in Europe and worldwide Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure – ideal conditions for successfully completing a doctoral degree A highly motivated group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings Continuous, professional support by your scientific supervisor Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme Pay in line with 50 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) pay higher than the basic pay may be possible Usually a contract for the duration of 3 years

Das Forschungszentrum Jülich möchte mehr Mitarbeiterinnen in diesem Bereich beschäftigen. Wir sind daher an der Bewerbung von Frauen besonders interessiert.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019D-118

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