PhD student in Materials Physics Linkoping

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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 due 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 Physics
formally based within the Thin Film Physics Division at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

We are looking for a candidate that will develop a new family of thin film materials with exciting properties, such as high hardness, wear, and oxidation resistance, for applications in next generation of functional coatings. The applicant will work with magnetron sputtering techniques, and in particular High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HiPIMS). In focus is PVD processes development, plasma tailoring, and materials synthesis and characterization. The work will involve close contacts with industry.

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.

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

The applicant should have MSc degree or equivalent in physics, materials chemistry or materials science/engineering. Documented experience from PVD synthesis methods, like magnetron sputtering, plasma analysis, as well as thin film characterization techniques like XRD, SEM, TEM, or XPS is beneficial.

Fluent English spoken and written is required.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. The employment may be renewed for no more than two years 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, but latest August 15, 2019.

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

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest March 1, 2019.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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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Contact person

Grzegorz Greczynski

+46 (0) 13-28 12 13



Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019