University of Twente

University of Twente

Post-doc research position “Piezoelectric Thin Films”

Netherlands

Closing in 3 days

We are looking for a motivated and skilled post-doctoral researchers to carry out advanced, thin film physics research on piezoelectric thin films. Our aim is to develop understanding in depositing high performance piezoelectric films using physical vapor deposition methods such as magnetron sputtering and variants.

The XUV Optics Group at Twente has started a new multidisciplinary research program on these topics. We develop forefront fundamental research, relevant to high tech applications (www. utwente.nl/xuv/). The research will take place in a state-of-the-art thin film laboratory within the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, in collaboration with various academic and industrial partners.

Your goal is to develop the key material science required for mastering new piezoelectric thin films. This includes:

  • Exploiting new deposition schemes of piezoelectric thin films, including magnetron sputtering, aiming for optimal thin film materials performance.
  • Developing the understanding of the piezoelectric film structures and their functional properties using characterization techniques such as AFM, XRD, SEM and DBLI and detailed analysis.
  • Exploring alternative functional materials and deposition methods suitable for new film stack geometries.
  • Your profile
  • You have a PhD degree in materials science, physical chemistry or engineering, solid state or surface physics or a related field.
  • You have affinity with the realization of physical vapor deposition of piezoelectric thin films preferably PZT/PMN-PT/AlN and their optical, structural, and chemical analysis.
  • You are an excellent team player in an enthusiastic group of scientists and engineers working on a common theme.
  • You are creative, like to push boundaries, and are highly motivated to address a major science challenge in thin film physics.
  • You are fluent in English and able to collaborate intensively with industrial and academic parties in regular meetings and work visits.
  • Our offer
  • You will be appointed on a fulltime position for 2 years (with possible extension).
  • The position is available immediately.
  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment.
  • The post-doc salary is between € 3.877,- and € 5.090,- gross per month depending on experience and qualifications.
  • The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • A solid pension scheme.
  • A minimum of 29-day holidays.
  • Numerous professional and personal development programs.
  • Information and application

    Your reaction should include:

  • an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation for this particular project,
  • a detailed CV, containing your publications list, contact details of referees, and an academic transcript of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. education.
  • An interview and a scientific presentation will be part of the selection procedure. For detailed information, you can contact Dr. Muharrem Bayraktar at [email protected] (tel.+31 53 489 3910).

    Please apply via the “Apply Now” button below.

    About the department

    The University of Twente stands for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands. We have a strong focus on personal development and give scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Science & Technology works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.

    The XUV Optics group is embedded in the MESA+ Institute (www. mesaplus.utwente.nl), which is one of the largest nanotechnology research institutes in the world, delivering competitive and successful high- quality research. The institute employs 500 people of which 275 are PhD's or PostDocs. With its unique NanoLab facilities the institute holds 1250 m2 of cleanroom space and state-of-the-art research equipment.

    The University of Twente is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity. We do not discriminate on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

    About the organisation

    The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

    Want to know more? Bayraktar, M. (Muharrem)

    Assistant Professor

    Bayraktar, M. (Muharrem)

    Assistant Professor

    Do you have questions about this vacancy? Then you can contact Muharrem for all substantive questions about this position and the application procedure. For general questions about working for the UT, please refer to the chatbot.

    Contact

    Phone:+31534893910

    Email:[email protected]

    How to apply Step 1

    Apply. When you see a vacancy that appeals to you, you can apply online. We ask you to upload a CV and motivation letter and/or list of publications. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.

    Step 2

    Selection. The selection committee will review your application and you will receive a response within 2 weeks after the vacancy has been closed.

    Step 3

    1st interview. The 1st (online or in person) meeting serves as an introduction where we introduce ourselves to you and you to us. You may be asked to give a short presentation. This will be further explained in the invitation.

    Step 4

    2nd interview. In the second interview, we will further discuss the job content, your skills and your talents.

    Step 5

    The offer. If the conversations are positive, you will be made a suitable offer.

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    Job details

    Title

    Post-doc research position “Piezoelectric Thin Films”

    Employer

    University of Twente

    Location

    Netherlands

    Published

    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 04, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

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