Postdoc in Electrical Characterisation of Advanced thin Films using Terahertz Spectroscopy

Postdoc in Electrical Characterisation of Advanced thin Films using Terahertz Spectroscopy

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

DTU Nanotech conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines (electronics, mechanics, chemistry, optics, fluidics, medical and biotechnology) as well as applications. DTU Nanotech depends heavily on the two state-of-the-art facilities, DTU Danchip (1300 m2 cleanroom) and DTU CEN – Center for Electron Nanoscopy. The graphene cluster at DTU Nanotech is rapidly growing with activities oriented towards basic and applied research, experimental, industrial and theoretical research alike, and with strong international collaborations.

DTU hosts the Center of Excellence CNG (Center of Nanostructured Graphene) with 30+ researchers and students covering both fabrication, measurement and theory of graphene devices. The 2D Electronic Materials group is also involved in the EU Graphene Flagship.

Responsibilities and tasks
DTU wishes to employ a post-doctoral researcher for 30 months to carry out research in electrical properties of advanced thin films (including 2D materials) using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS), and to develop THz-TDS based measurement equipment and metrology protocols for fast, accurate and reproducible mapping of the electronic properties of graphene and other two-dimensional materials on up to 12’’ substrates using gateable substrates or gate-free methodologies.

Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or equivalent.

The postdoc will be selected based on the following qualifications

  • Solid theoretical background and knowledge of concepts and methods in the field/literature, especially within electronics, optics and applications of 2D materials and advanced thin films (i.e. magnetic tunnel junctions and ultrathin polymer films)
  • Experience with terahertz spectroscopy
  • Experience with electrical characterisation of graphene using field-effect, Hall measurements or other techniques
  • Other relevant characterisation techniques for graphene such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and AFM.
  • Other relevant qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with

  • Scientific production and research potential at international level
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • Independent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and language skills
  • Experience with international collaborations and collaborations with industry

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 30 months.

The workplace is at the Technical University of Denmark in Kgs. Lyngby.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Bøggild, via the email:

IMPORTANT: you must put “THz-postdoc” first in the subject line, to be sure to get an answer.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 1 December 2018 (local time).

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Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

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