Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanophotonics with 2D Quantum Materials
Are you a highly-motivated physicist interested in a postdoctoral research position at the intersection between nanophotonics and 2D material science? The 2D …
- Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
- € 2846 - € 4490 per maand
Are you a highly-motivated physicist interested in a postdoctoral research position at the intersection between nanophotonics and 2D material science? The 2D Nanophotonics group within the Institute of Physics has an open position for the project 'Active 2D quantum metasurface optics'. The aim is to employ exciton resonances in monolayer 2D semiconductors to actively tune the optical response of metasurfaces.
Optical metasurfaces offer ultra-flat and compact alternatives to conventional bulky optical elements like mirrors, lenses, and prisms. By accurate engineering of the resonant light-matter interaction of arrays of nanostructures, light can be scattered in a controlled fashion to perform an optical function. While such optical metasurfaces are nowadays highly efficient and well established, their optical function is typically static. In this project you will study the strong light-matter interactions of stable excitons in monolayer 2D semiconductor material and employ these excitons as a new type of resonant building block for optical metasurfaces. We aim to leverage the high sensitivity of exciton resonances to external stimuli to realize atomically-thin optical elements with an electrically-tunable optical function.
You will be joining an exciting team of researchers with a strong emphasis on collaboration. We expect you to be an active member of the research group, and a driving force in this project.
What are you going to do?
You will perform fundamental research on the understanding and use of monolayer 2D van der Waals materials in atomically-thin optical metasurfaces.
- fabricate optical metasurfaces and nanoscale devices in the cleanroom of the AMOLF NanoLab Amsterdam;
- design and perform high-sensitivity optical and electronic experiments at cryogenic temperatures;
- develop theory and computer simulations to support the experiments;
- present your results in international workshops and conferences;
- collaborate with other members of the research group, other groups within the Quantum Materials cluster, and (international) collaborators;
- take part in the teaching efforts of the group, including supervision of Bachelor and Master students.
What do we require?
- a PhD degree in physics;
- a strong background in experimental nanophotonics and/or 2D materials physics;
- excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- able to work both independently and collaboratively.
A temporary contract for two years. The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,846 to €4,490 (scale 10) gross per month, based on a fulltime contract (38 hours a week). This is exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.
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Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:
- Jorik van de Groep, Assistant Professor
- T. + 31 (0)20 525 5643