Postdoctor in Nanolithography

Country: Sweden;

City: Lund

Vacancy added: 21.05.2019

Employer: Lund University

Resumes due: 16.06.2019

 

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. www.fysik.lu.se/english.

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of semiconductor physics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics, to different applications. The division also leads NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. Lund Nano Lab is a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program.

The last fifteen years our research in the area of fabrication of one-dimensional structures (nanowires) have been in the internationally leading position. We would like to expand our research to develop methods of high-resolution lithography, which is one of the absolutely important techniques for making devices based on nanowires. Both nanoimprint and block-copolymer lithography for nanowire and other applications will be developed and studied. More information is found at: www.ftf.lth.se and www.nano.lu.se

Subject description nano-processing using high-resolution lithographic techniques, including nanoimprint and block-copolymers. 

Work duties The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars.

The goal of the project is to develop and study advanced lithographic methods, which can combine both nanoimprint (NIL) and block-copolymer (BCP) lithography to be used for a controllable growth of III-V nanowires (NWs) for applications in electronic and optical devices. In particular, studies will be performed using NIL and electron beam patterning to realize directed self-assembly (DSA) of BCP for templates for epitaxial growth of NWs with sub-20 nm dimensions. High-resolution pattern transfer, using reactive ion and/or atomic layer etching, will be developed within the framework of this project.

The candidate is expected to work independently, but in close collaboration with other research groups, including crystal growers, TEM-experts and device physicists. There will be opportunities for supervising PhD and graduate students.

Qualification requirements Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • The subject of the doctorate degree should be physics or equivalent with focus on nanofabrication methods.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Experience in nanoimprint and/or block-copolymer lithography.
  • Experience in electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching.
  • We are looking for a person, who is structured, aim-driven and can work independently.

The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary, and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of physics, materials science and nanoscience are of special value. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

If the application is not designed in accordance with the academic qualifications portfolio it shall be compiled into a PDF containing:

  • a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests, including contributions to the described research project (maximum 2 pages).
  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
  • contact information of at least two references,

Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

 
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