PhD student in Materials science and Thin Film Physics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 21 Oct 2019

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Materials science and Thin Film Physics
formally based at the unit of Nano Materials Science at the division of Thin Film Physics, IFM

The work aims at developing a thin film synthesis process for conformal thin films of boron carbide by Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD). The project involves development of new synthesis routes for growth of the material with high conformity onto nano-patterned surfaces with distinct topography. The duties include development of the CVD process as well as its theoretical understanding and measurements of the physical properties of the thin films. The work as a PhD student involves independent work, under qualified supervision and in collaboration with the researchers at the division, to develop the research topic.
As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

You should hold a Master of Science (or corresponding university education) in physics, Chemistry, or materials science. Documented experience of thin film synthesis by CVD and materials charachterization by the techniques XRD, SEM, TEM, and ion beam analysis are particularly considered as merits for this position.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 21, 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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