Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: 'Constructing Correlated States of Matter using Atomic-scale Artificial Lattices'
A promising route toward understanding novel quantum states of matter is to engineer many-body states atom by atom in so-called 'artificial lattices'. Low- …
- Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 40 uur
- € 4402 - € 4402 per maand
A promising route toward understanding novel quantum states of matter is to engineer many-body states atom by atom in so-called 'artificial lattices'. Low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) offers a unique combination of atomically resolved microscopy, spectroscopy and atomic manipulation, providing the experimental platform to realise 2D artificial lattices. Recently, this strategy has been successfully applied to create tunable quantum states of matter, such as novel electronic structure. However, all the states that have been probed to date and largely described in a single-particle picture are due to weak electron-electron interactions in the artificial systems investigated.
The goal of this postdoctoral project is to realise artificial lattices with tunable, strongly correlated behaviour. For this, you will utilise previously unexplored platform materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, topological character, and/or electron-electron interactions. Experiments will be performed down to mK temperatures and in high magnetic fields, employing Radboud University's unique infrastructure of ultrahigh vacuum low-temperature scanning probe microscopes.
- Previous experience with low-temperature scanning probe microscopy, as well as with ultra-high vacuum technology.
- A PhD in a topic related to condensed matter physics.
- A demonstrable track record of oral presentations at international conferences and papers published in scientific journals.
- Good communication skills in verbal and written English.
- Employment: 40 hours per week ( 1.0 FTE).
- A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,402 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
- The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- Duration of the contract: 2 years.
- The intended start date is 1 February 2021.
- You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
- Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
prof. Alexander A. Khajetoorians, Professor
Tel.: +31 24 365 2614
J. van Dijk-Janssen, Secretary
Tel.: +31 24 365 2121