PhD Candidate in Lithium Tantalate Integrated Photonics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

17 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department

Department of Electronic Systems
Research Field

Computer science
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Norway
Application Deadline

31 May 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Oslo)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37,5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description
This is NTNU

NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

You will find more information about working at NTNU and the application process here.


About the job

We are searching for a creative, skilled, and ambitious candidate for our activities on nonlinear integrated photonics.

The candidate aims are to design, manufacture, and study advanced photonic integrated waveguides and microresonators based on a thin-film periodically poled lithium tantalate nanowaveguide platform. The main focus will be the development of advanced nanofabrication technologies for optical waveguide fabrication with low optical loss and high optical nonlinearity to demonstrate breakthroughs in the efficiency and bandwidth of nonlinear optical amplification and frequency conversion. The research will be performed at the Department of Electronic Systems, NTNU, and supported by scientific partners in Switzerland and China.

The candidate will report to the Head of Department. The supervisor for this position is Associate Professor Johann Riemensberger.


Duties of the position
  • Development of nanofabrication processes in the NTNU Nanolab cleanroom.
  • Photonic chip design, manufacturing, and optical testing.
  • Collaborate with an international network of scientific partners.
  • Report research findings in international conferences and scientific articles.
  • Take part in the Electronic and Telecommunications PhD program and fulfill the requirements for a PhD degree.

Required selection criteria

The PhD-position’s main objective is to qualify for work in research positions. The qualification requirement is that you have completed a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic background in photonics, materials science, physics, electrical engineering, or nanotechnology (and other revelant disciplines) with focus on photonics. You must have grade B or better in terms of NTNU's grading scale . If you do not have letter grades from previous studies, you must have an equally good academic foundation. If you are unable to meet these criteria you may be considered only if you can document that you are particularly suitable for education leading to a PhD degree.

  • Strong experimental and/or theoretical photonics, materials science, physics, electrical engineering, physical chemistry, or nanotechnology (and other revelant disciplines) background.
  • Documented good written and oral English

The appointment is to be made in accordance with Regulations on terms of employment for positions such as postdoctoral fellow, Phd candidate, research assistant and specialist candidate  and Regulations concerning the degrees of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in artistic research national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant 


Preferred selection criteria
  • Competence in numerical simulations of optical and electronic nanosystems.
  • Experience with standard nanofabrication processes.
  • Experience wih electromagnetic simulation softwares (Lumerical, Comsol, CST or similar).
  • Ability to work outside of Norway for short exchange periods.

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education and experience, as well as personal suitability for this position which include:

  • Willingness to learn new fields and adapt to a multidisciplinary research environment.
  • Problem solver, with ability to use existing knowledge in new ways.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.


We offer
  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment  with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

As a PhD candidate (code 1017) you are normally paid from gross NOK 532 200 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with a possible extension to 4 years with 25 % teaching duties.

Appointment to a PhD position requires that you are admitted to the PhD programme in electronics and telecommunications  within three months of employment, and that you participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants , and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU.

After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution daily.


About the application

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

The application must include:

  • CV and certificates.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's and master's degrees. If you have not completed the master's degree, you must submit a confirmation that the master's thesis has been submitted.
  • A copy of the master's thesis. If you recently have submitted your master's thesis, you can attach a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master's degree must be presented before taking up the position.
  • A project proposal (maximum 3 pages).
  • Name and contact information of three referees.
  • Publications or other research work, if relevant.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education, both bachelor's and master's education, in addition to other higher education. Description of the documentation required can be found here . If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

We will take joint work into account. If it is difficult to identify your efforts in the joint work, you must enclose a short description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


General information

Working at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is our strength. We want to recruit people with different competencies, educational backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to solving our social responsibilities within education and research. We will facilitate for our employees’ needs.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality.  

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation . You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Johann Riemensberger, email [email protected] . If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR e-mail: [email protected] .

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.  

Application deadline: 31.05.24


NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems  is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .


Requirements
Research Field
Computer science
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Country
Norway
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/261661/phd-candidate-in-lithium-…

Contact
City

Trondheim
Website

http://www.ntnu.no
Street

Hogskoleringen 1
Postal Code

N-7491

STATUS: EXPIRED

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