Researcher in Ion Beam-Based Physics
Uppsala University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Researcher in Ion Beam-Based Physics

Published: 2020-11-19

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam-based physics, to work within in-situ characterization of ultra-thin film systems of relevance for electronics, sensors and coatings, in particular transition metal oxides and nitrides. Changes in properties of relevance for the performance of the materials such as crystallinity and chemical composition are to be studied while the system is exposed to various different conditions such as thermal annealing. The researcher is expected to work primarily with the recently constructed implanter-based TOF-MEIS (Time-of-Flight Medium Energy Ion Scattering) system, featuring a novel non-destructive approach for depth profiling ultra-thin films. Parts of the project will also be conducted using conventional ion beam analysis in the MeV energy regime. The project will focus on deposition of ultra-thin films, thin film characterization, method development in ion-scattering and development of data analysis methods but also has aspects within fundamental ion-solid interaction.

The successful applicant will also have access to the other ion beam facilities of the group, in particular the 5 MV tandem accelerator, the ion implantation facilities as well as a system for low-energy ion scattering and is expected to also participate in interdisciplinary materials research investigations also using MeV ion beams.

(Co-)supervision of student projects can be part of the working duties.

Prerequisites: The holder of a position as researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent.   Well-documented research experience using ion beams for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is expected. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required. Experience in thin film technology is considered to be of advantage.

Employment Period: The period of employment is 1 years. 

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 15-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 14-01-2022.

Scope of employment: 100%.

For further information about the position please contact: Daniel Primetzhofer, Phone: 018-471 3040,

Please submit your application by 11 December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4283.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4283

Last application date: 2020-12-11

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