PhD research fellow position in the field of functional materials for future electronics is available at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The PhD candidate will be part of ATRONICS project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), with the goal to enable the building blocks required for next-generation atomic-scale electronics.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Scholarships level||PhD Fellowship|
|Award Amount||NOK 482 200 per annum|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Department of Material Science and Engineering|
|Opening date||February 05 2021|
|Closing date||February 26 2021|
A PhD research fellow position in the field of functional materials for future electronics is available. The PhD candidate will be part of our ATRONICS project, which is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), with the goal to enable the building blocks required for next-generation atomic-scale electronics.
Combing different state-of-the-art microscopy and nano-structuring methods, the PhD candidate will perform experimental research, helping us to establish a new conceptual approach for developing domain-wall-based technology. At the length scale of only a few atoms, our team will use individual domain walls in ferroelectrics to emulate the behaviour of key electronic components such as diodes, transistors and logic gates.
Beyond demonstrating individual devices, we aim to integrate multiple domain-wall devices and develop quasi-2D circuitry and networks with a higher order of complexity then is currently achievable. With this, the PhD candidate will contribute to the development of 2D functional materials for future technologies, which may play an essential role in the transition from nano- to atomic-scale electronics.
Further details about our research in the field can be found in our recent publication; see, e.g., Nature Rev. Phys. 2, 634 (2020), Nature Mater. 19, 1195 (2020), and Nature Nanotech. 13, 1028 (2018). Additional information about scientific activities and the research team can be found here: https://www.ntnu.edu/web/ima/research/facet/topological
The deadline for applications is February 26 2021
Salary and conditions
PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017 and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 482 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Materials Science and Engineering within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.
The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.
Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.
The position is subject to external funding.
It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.
The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in [subject area] or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale.
If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.
Background and experience in scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, FIB nano-structuring and/or functional oxides are desired. We search for a person that is creative, innovative and can work independently. The person we are searching for has excellent communication skills and enjoys collaborating with other PhD candidates, postdocs, and international researchers (applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English).
The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.
Working at NTNU
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.
The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.
As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.
Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.
For information about the position, please contact: Professor Dr. Dennis Meier, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submits your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).
If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-12/21 when applying.
The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.
Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline.
You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.
The application must include:
- CV, certificates and diplomas
- Research plan or project proposal
- Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 5 works)
- Name and address of three referees
Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability.
NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.