PhD Position in Molecular Electronics, CNRS - Institute for Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Deadline: 01 Jul 2013

Job posted by CNRS - Institute for Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (04/07/2012 16.47)
PhD Position in Molecular Electronics

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A PhD student position will be open (Q4 2012) in the “molecular nanostructures & devices” group at the Institute for Electronics Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies, a CNRS laboratory located at the university of Lille – France. The position is open for 3 years. The selected candidate will work with physicists, electronic engineers, nanotechnologists and chemists. The general objective of the project is to explore the feasibility of “molecular electronics at high frequency” (up to 100 GHz), using a newly developed Scanning Microwave Microscope (SMM), and large array of nanodot molecular junctions.[1,2] Various types of molecules will be tested (insulating, conducting, functional molecules…).


The successful candidate will participate in the activities of an Initial Training Network NANOMICROWAVE (Marie Curie actions) including research collaborations with 10 European partners including 2 industries. Candidates should have a Master degree, less than 4 years of research experience, and they should have not been living in France more than 12 months out of the last 36 months. We are seeking for a talented candidate with Master degree in device physics or nanoelectronics or nanotechnologies, with a strong background/interest in nanoscale organic devices and the interface between chemistry and physics. The position requires a good autonomy and initiative to work in a multidisciplinary area. Good communication skills in English are also mandatory.
The “molecular nanostructures & devices” group is mainly interested in the electronic properties of organic nanostructures and molecular‐scale electronics devices. The group consists of 6 permanent researchers and 7 PhD students and post‐doc researchers. IEMN is a widely recognized nano‐technology research centers in France with world‐class clean‐room equipments, electrical characterization and simulation capabilities,near‐field scanning probe platform. Our group is well equiped with a platform for "materials and molecular devices", we have a large experience for molecular materials, molecular nano‐devices fabrication and characterization.
Applicants should send by e-mail: curriculum-vitae,
letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, master degree records, to: Nicolas Clément, research scientist at CNRS.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Metrology

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Very interesting salary condi/ons according to Marie Curie rules.

Comment/web site for additional job details

www.iemn.univ‐ and http://ncm.univ‐
[1] N.Clément, G. Patriarche, K. Smaali, F. Vaurette, K.Nishiguchi, D. Troadec, A. Fujiwara, and D. Vuillaume “Large Array of Sub-10 nm Single-­Grain
Au Nanodots for use in Nanotechnology”, Small 7,
2607 (2011)
[2] K.Smaali, N. Clément, G. Patriarche, and D. Vuillaume “Conductance Statistics from a large
array of sub­‐10 nm molecular junctions”, ACS Nano 6, 4639‐4647 (2012).

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