University of Luxembourg

Postdoctoral researcher in experimental Materials Science

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy in its Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine:

Postdoctoral researcher in experimental Materials Science (m/f)

Your Role

The University of Luxembourg is a young, dynamic, and well-funded university and is rapidly growing in international rankings. Luxembourg is a small European country with a very high quality of living and is bordered by France, Belgium, and Germany.

One postdoctoral position is available in the group “Multifunctional ferroic materials” led by Prof. Jens Kreisel in the Department of Physics and Materials Science (PhyMS) at the University of Luxembourg. This position also involves a very strong collaboration with the research group “Ferroic Materials for Transducers (FMT) at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

Both research groups carry out investigations of ferroic materials, from the fundamental understanding of their coupling mechanisms to proof-of-concepts for devices exploiting those properties. Current research topics include notably: antiferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, light-induced phenomena in ferroic materials, strain effects, electrocalorics etc.

The recruited post-doctoral researcher will focus mostly on inorganic materials with the perovskite structure and the characterization of their structural, photoferroelectric and pyroelectric properties. In particular, the work will focus on low-band gap ferroelectric materials, where interactions with light and piezo- and pyroelectric properties are expected to co-exist. Their phase diagram and behaviour in the vicinity of their ferroic transitions will be explored with varying temperature or pressure, using photocurrent measurements, Raman spectroscopy etc. Characterization of physical properties will be carried out having in mind possible applications for multi-effect energy harvesting.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Mael Guennou (mael.guennou@uni.lu).

Your Profile

We are looking for motivated, independent, and skilled scientists to join our group. The position is open to strong applicants with backgrounds in solid state physics, and preferably previous experience with experimental work on ferroic materials and phase transitions. Previous experience with Raman spectroscopy would be appreciated.

We offer

We offer competitive salary and attractive working environment in one of the most enjoyable European cities (http://www.euraxess.lu).

Further Information

Please apply online until 01/05/2020.

Applications will be evaluated on the flow and early applications are encouraged. The application should include:

  • A CV, including contacts for references
  • A motivation letter

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.