- Full time, 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
- Two year fixed term position
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a two year fixed term post doctoral fellowship working on both fundamental properties and applications of nanoscale electronic devices in New Zealand. The successful applicant will undertake research into superconductivity and switching (memory) behaviour in films of nanoparticles (or 'clusters'). The main research goals are to understand novel switching behaviour (similar to memristor behaviour) in a percolating system and, in very similar samples, the resistance of superconducting networks of nanoparticles. The project has been funded by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a national Centre of Research Excellence, and the successful applicant will enjoy access to the facilities and programs of the Institute.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics or a related discipline and experimental experience in several of: superconductivity, switching / memory devices, lithography or other device fabrication techniques, cluster deposition techniques, electrical characterisation of nanoelectronic devices, electron microscopy, percolation theory, computer simulations and data analysis.
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.
For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus
The closing date for this position is: 23 September 2014
Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.
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Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Professor Simon Brown, email@example.com, or from http://www.phys.canterbury.ac.nz/research/nano/.
Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz
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