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Max-Planck-Insti­tut für Che­mi­sche Phy­sik fes­ter Stoffe

The Solid State Chem­istry Group (Prof. Dr. C. Fel­ser) of the Max Planck Insti­tute for Chem­ical Phys­ics of Solids in Dres­den, Ger­many is world lead­ing in rese­arch on inter­metal­lic Heus­ler com­pounds with app­lic­a­tions in the areas of Spin­tron­ics, mag­netic mater­i­als, topo­lo­gical mater­i­als, ther­mo­elec­tric mater­i­als, super­con­duct­ors, and many more.

Post-doc­toral Fel­lows in Solid State Chem­istry

in the field of:
Thin Inter­metal­lic Films of Heus­ler Com­pounds for Spin­tron­ics and Topo­lo­gical Phe­nom­ena

Work­ing field:

The Post-doc­toral fel­lows will cover the fields of:
  • Sput­ter depos­ition of inter­metal­lic thin films,
  • MBE layer by layer growth of inter­metal­lic thin films,
  • Char­ac­ter­isa­tion of thin films,
  • Angu­lar resol­ved pho­to­elec­tron spec­tro­scopy

The pro­duced and invest­ig­ated thin films will be for the areas of:
  • Piezo­elec­tric mater­i­als in mul­tilay­ers with fer­ro­mag­nets for new memory con­cepts;
  • Topo­lo­gical mater­i­als from topo­lo­gical insu­lat­ors to mag­netic Weyl semi-metals for anom­al­ous Hall effects and rela­ted phe­nom­ena;
  • Half­metal­lic fer­ro­mag­nets, fer­ri­mag­nets and anti­fer­ro­mag­nets in thin films and mul­tilay­ers for spin­tron­ics;

Require­ments:

Besi­des good know­ledge in the thin film char­ac­ter­isa­tion or growth by sput­ter­ing or molecu­lar beam epi­taxy, you should have a strong ana­lyt­ical back­ground with very good know­ledge in two or more of the fol­low­ing meth­ods (equip­ment):
Struc­tural char­ac­ter­isa­tion by dif­frac­tion meth­ods with elec­trons (LEED) or X-rays (XRD), elec­tri­cal trans­port (PPMS), mag­netic prop­er­ties (MPMS), pho­to­elec­tron spec­tro­scopy (Sci­enta), scan­ning probe micro­scopy (AFM, PFM, MFM, STM, Omic­ron), chem­ical ana­lysis by Auger elec­tron spec­tro­scopy or sec­ond­ary elec­tron micro­scopy with EDX and char­ac­ter­iz­a­tion by advan­ced meth­ods for example syn­chro­tron based meth­ods (ARPES, HAX­PES, XAS, XMCD).

YOUR PRO­FILE, SKILLS AND EXPER­I­ENCE
  • PhD in phys­ics, chem­istry, mater­i­als, or clo­sely rela­ted sci­ence obtai­ned less than 3 years ago,
  • a strong back­ground in thin film tech­niques is essen­tial,
  • Pro­fi­ciency with other com­ple­ment­ary labor­at­ory tech­niques as men­tio­ned above is desir­able,
  • Exper­i­ence with rese­arch at large scale facil­it­ies,
  • Abil­ity to inter­act with multi-dis­cip­lin­ary staff at the bor­der bet­ween phys­ics and chem­istry,
  • Good time man­age­ment skills and abil­ity to pri­or­it­ize,
  • Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency (work­ing lan­guage in the group), Ger­man is of advant­age for com­mu­nic­a­tion with our tech­nical per­sonal.

What we of­fer:

Two pos­i­tions con­cern the thin film growth as main empha­sis and a third one is ded­ic­ated to their ana­lysis and char­ac­ter­isa­tion.
You will par­ti­cip­ate in the ongo­ing in-house rese­arch pro­gramme and will be encour­aged to deve­lop your per­sonal rese­arch pro­gramme in emer­ging areas of con­den­sed mat­ter phys­ics and mater­i­als sci­ence.
OUR WORK­ING CON­DI­TIONS
  • Con­tract of 24 months, renew­able for a fur­ther 12 to 36-month period.
  • The salary will be accord­ing to the con­di­tions of the Ger­man fed­eral labour agree­ment (entry level TVöD-13).
  • The MPI-CPFS is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer and encour­ages diver­sity.

How to ap­ply:

This call is open up to 31st March 2018, or until the pos­i­tions are occu­pied.
Please send your com­plete app­lic­a­tion doc­u­ments to:

Dr. Ger­hard H. Fecher
Depart­ment of Solid State Chem­istry
Max Planck Insti­tute for Chem­ical Phys­ics of Solids
D-01187 Dres­den

(Email: applications.ssc@cpfs.mpg.de)