Research Assistant (Postdoc) in Physics Free University of Berlin, Department of Physics - Institute of Experimental Physics

Department of Physics - Institute of Experimental Physics

research assistant (postdoc)

full-time job

limited to 3 years

Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU 100%

reference code: AG-Fum_2017


The work group Fumagalli investigates thin films, thin-film systems, and nanostructures using surface-analysis methods (RHEED, SPA-LEED, AES, STM/AFM), magneto-optic spectroscopy (energy, magnetic-field, and temperature dependent) as well as scanning near-field optical microscopy. One focus is on the investigation of magnetically coupled systems consisting of a combination of ferromagnetic metals and ferromagnetic semiconductors for spintronic applications.


Job Description:


Research in the field of growth and properties of epitaxial thin films and nanostructures. In-situ characterization with surface-analysis methods (RHEED, SPA-LEED, AES, STM/AFM) and with temperature and magnetic-field-dependent magneto-optic spectroscopy. Self-dependent designing and realization of proposals in the above field of research or in any new ongoing area of research to raise third-party funds with the objective of scientific qualification (Habilitation). Participation in the teaching duties at the physics department.



Completed Ph.D. in physics.


Work Experience:

Six month as a postdoc performing self-dependent research.



Experience in the field of ultra-high vacuum technique. Experience with molecular-beam epitaxy, growth and analysis of epitaxial thin films and/or nanostructures. Experience with magnetism. Readiness to write proposals in order to raise third-party funds. Ability to work in a team, endurance, and enthusiasm for new ideas.


All applications quoting the reference code should be addressed no later than October 30th, 2017 to


Freie Universitaet Berlin
Institut fuer Experimentalphysik
Prof. Dr. Paul Fumagalli
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
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