PhD student in Materials Science (Thin Film Physics)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 03 Jul 2022

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.

We are looking for a PhD student in Materials Science (Thin Film Physics).

Your work assignments
The Thin Film Physics Division conducts basic and application-inspired research on thin-film materials coated with physical vapor deposition (PVD) technology. This PhD-student position will include research in the field of fundamental materials science studies of thin films of functional oxides, nitrides, oxynitrides, as well as the development of energy-efficient industrial coating processes within the EnergON project, financed by the Swedish Energy Agency. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the industrial partners Ionautics and Sandvik Coromant, and with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden. The main supervisor is Associate Professor Per Eklund, with Associate Professor Grzegorz Greczynski and Visiting Professor Daniel Lundin as co-supervisors.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
Thin Film Physics Division, Energy Materials Unit.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in Physics, Materials Science, Materials Chemistry, or similar, with a minimum of 240 (ECTS) credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

You speak and write English fluently. 

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants .

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 7 March, 2022.

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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