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PhD and Postdoctoral positions available at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale)

Keywords: Solid State Research & Material Sciences, Chemistry, Physics
Application Code No.: II-02-2014 (Postdoc) and II-03-2014 (PhD)

Young Researchers and Postdoctoral Scientist Positions available as of August 10, 2014.

The newly formed Department of Nano Systems at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Germany offers PhD positions in conjunction with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg as well as openings for Post-doctoral Researchers to start as soon as possible.

The Department, headed by Prof. Dr. Stuart S.P. Parkin, seeks to appoint highly motivated young scientists to carry out research into atomically engineered materials and devices in the areas of research of spintronics, oxide electronics, cognitive devices and novel superconductors.  Some of these positions will be funded through an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg that was recently awarded to Prof. Parkin.  Projects range in scope from thin film deposition, using including magnetron and ion beam sputtering, pulsed laser deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, and atomic layer deposition; structural, magnetic, transport and optical characterization; nano-device fabrication; to modeling and simulation.  The control of electronic properties on varying time scales from milli-second to nano-second and beyond is a critical goal for the exploration of novel phenomena useful for the development of devices that could enable advanced sensor, memory and computational technologies.  An important focus area is the development of ultra-low energy devices based on the directed motion of ions.  The candidates will help to identify and set up new laboratories and equipment at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

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The PhD positions are targeted to enthusiastic and talented students with a Masters degree in physics, materials science, chemistry, or related fields.

The postdoctoral candidates should have completed their PhD degree in physics, materials science, chemistry, or related fields, with a strong research and journal publication record, academic record, and English written and oral communication skills.  Research experience in atomically engineered thin film materials, spintronic materials and devices, nano-structuring in 2 and 3 dimensions, micro/nano-fluidics, magnetic and transport characterization, device modeling and simulation, oxide and nitride interfaces and heterostructures, is preferred while candidates with exceptional research and communication skills in all fields related to or adjacent to spintronic, oxide and cognitive materials and devices will be considered.

All candidates must have a strong drive to excel in an interdisciplinary and international environment.  They are expected to be highly creative and innovative and must be outstanding team players who can work in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment.

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Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by email to office.parkin@mpi-halle.mpg.de.  The positions are on fixed-term appointments.  Further details are available at the Institute’s website (http://www.mpi-halle.de/mpi/mpi_f_job.html).  For informal queries, please contact via email Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin (office.parkin@mpi-halle.mpg.de).

The Max Planck Society has set itself the objective of employing more persons with disabilities.  Applications from persons with disabilities are expressly encouraged.  Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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    I am pursuing PhD in Material Science and doing my research on the synthesis of metal oxides & RGO composites for photocatalytic hydrogen production. Let me know about visiting researchers fellowships related to this field. Thank you

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