Postdoc in near-field optical microscopy

Location
Stockholm (SE)
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 11, 2020
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Postdoc in near-field optical microscopy

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description
The postdoctoral project will focus on development of optical experimental techniques such as scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) and scanning tunnelling luminescence (STL) in order to achieve deep subwavelength spatial resolution in photoluminescence measurements. The developed techniques will be implemented on a SNOM instrument available in the group. The high spatial resolution measurement methods will then be used to study advanced optical properties of wide band gap semiconductors, such as GaN and InGaN/GaN quantum wells. Project results will lead to a deeper understanding of carrier dynamics in these materials and contribute to the development of highly efficient light emitting devices. The project will include experimental work, modelling and result presentation.You can read more about what is included in a postdoctoral position in the Employment Regulations and on the Swedish Agency for Government Employers - postdoctoral agreement

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications
Requirements

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (with some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Preferred qualifications

The applicant should have knowledge and experience in scanning microscopy techniques, preferably SNOM, be familiar with technology of scanning probes and be capable of developing experimental set-ups. The applicant should have good knowledge of solid-state physics. The applicant must be strongly motivated, able to work independently and perform critical thinking and analysis. The applicant must have a good command of English, in writing and speaking. In short, the requirements can be summarised as:

  • Research expertise
  • Educational ability
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Teamwork
  • Independence
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence

Trade union representatives
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Application
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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment
The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others
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