PhD within the division Thin Film Physics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 19 Apr 2024

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We are looking for a PhD student in CVD growth of diffusion tight high temperature coatings on graphite.


Your work assignments

Future electronic demands new materials, do you want to join us in this challenge?

Semiconductors are the foundation for all electronics. New wide bandgap semiconductors are emerging on the market and are today used in everything from telecommunication, radars and electrical vehicles. To grow these semiconductors, and next generation semiconductors, new coating materials are needed inside the tools where semiconductors are grown. You task is to develop next generation diffusion tight high temperature coatings on graphite. You will characterize and understand these materials, how they are synthesized and what properties they have. For example, its structure, ability to resist corrosive gases, combability to different semiconductors and its diffusion properties. For your work you will have access to a CVD machine and grow different types of coatings. For characterization you will have access to different tools such as X-ray diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy etc.

This work is in performed in cooperation with an industrial partner. You will see a clear connection between your research and future applications where both scientific publications and patents are important.

As a PhD 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 qualifications

You have graduated at Master’s level in physics, material science, material chemistry, physical chemistry or similar or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Knowledge and previous experience and interest in CVD growth is an advantage but not mandatory.

Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Since the project involve Swedish researcher and industrial partner, emphasis will be placed on personal qualities for very good communication and management skills.


Your workplace

Division of Thin Film Physics perform research and undergraduate education within the material science area. You will belong to the Functional Material unit .


The 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 Doctoral studies at Linköping University

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 PhD 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 reach Linköping University no later than 2024-04-19.

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

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We look forward to receiving your application!

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