This is a challenging project and we are seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic researcher with a MSc in Physics. The successful candidate combine creativity, flexibility, hands-on attitude for experimental work and has the ability to co-operate within an interdisciplinary and international research group. He/She will perform magnetic properties characterization experiments (in-house) as well as state-of-the-art scattering experiments at national and international large-scale facilities. He/She will perform the data analysis, interpret the results, publish them in high profile journals and present them at national and international conferences.
This PhD work deals with studies of magnetic and structural properties skyrmion hosting materials. Focus will be on a new class of skyrmion hosting materials, frustrated magnets, where a great variety of novel magnetic phases with non-trivial topology is expected. The aim is to understand the microscopic behaviour in the bulk by combining magnetization and susceptibility measurements with elastic and inelastic neutron scattering experiments. The samples will be made available through collaborations.
A strong background in Physics with focus in Condensed Matter Physics is required. Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is compulsory.
When fulfilling a PhD position at NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, you will get the status of junior scientist.
You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits NWO-I offers. You will get a contract for four years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,834 euro gross per month. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with NWO-I.
A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of ten percent of your time). 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 'Job interview code' applies to this position.
For additional information, please contact prof.dr. Catherine Pappas.
This PhD position is offered for four years and will be based at Delft University of Technology. A training program offered by the Graduate School of Delft University of Technology is part of the agreement.