Researcher in Physics
Sort on published: 2018-02-21
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Information about the project
The project will develop the conceptually new paradigm for ultra-dense and ultrafast magnetic storage that is posed to exceed the current technology by two orders of magnitude in storage density and by about four orders of magnitude in operation speed. This will be achieved in an all-optical magnetoplasmonic platform that would allow deterministic, non-thermal, low-energy, ultrafast magnetization switching at few nanometers and potentially down to a molecular length-scale. The project will elucidate the fundamentals of such process, will demonstrate its practical realization and will map its suitability for future upscaling towards industrial implementation in devices. The project is a European venture, coordinated in the University of Gothenburg, combining seven universities and research centers in Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, UK, Italy and Switzerland and a large synchrotron radiation facility and a spintronics industrial partner.
The work will be performed at the Division of Materials Physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. Please see http://www.physics.uu.se/research/materials-physics+/ for more information about the research in the Division of Materials Physics.
Experimental research in the field of nano-optics, nanoplasmonics, nanomagnetism and spintronics. You will characterize magnetoplasmonic architectures by ellipsometry, polarimetry and magneto-optical scattering. Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years.
You will lead the experimental work in optical and magneto-optical characterization of magnetoplasmonic structures. Furthermore, magnetic microscopy and magnetization dynamics studies of magnetoplasmonic nano-arrays will be included in the project.
Your major responsibility as scientist is to perform your line of research in a general setting of a research group. The position might include supervision of Master and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.
We search for a candidate with a PhD degree in experimental/applied physics. Requirement is also that the applicant has post-doctoral experience within a relevant subject. A background directly related to the project (such as nano-optics, plasmonics, nanomagnetism) is highly desirable, together with excellent skills in data analysis. Good communication skills in English and Swedish are also required. The candidate should be able to work individually and at the same time be able to collaborate with others within the research group.
The application should include:
- Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one).
- CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
- Copy of degree diploma, other official transcripts.
- Contact information to a minimum of two individuals, who can provide letters of reference to support your application, with a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you.
In the event of special circumstances leading to a career break, these should be mentioned in the CV (with dates) so that the assessment of scientific output can take these factors into account. Examples of such special circumstances include a leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave, serving on commissions of trust, military service etc.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 2018-03-15 or as agreed upon.
Type of position: Temporary part-time position (100%) ending 2020-03-14.
For further information about the position, please contact:
Associate Professor Vassilios Kapaklis, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 8 March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/607.
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Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/607
Last application date: 2018-03-08