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Postdoc Within 2D Electronic Devices for Nanoconfined Ferroelectric Molecules

DTU Fotonik is looking to recruit a Postdoc Within 2D Electronic Devices for Nanoconfined Ferroelectric Molecules

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 01 Mar 2021
  • Denmark | DTU Fotonik
  • Date posted: 18 Dec 2020
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Materials science  | Electronics & semiconductors 

DTU wish to employ a post-doctoral researcher for 30 months to carry out research in 2D electronic sensor for studying behavior of ferroelectric behavior of nanoconfined water, and other polar molecules (including biomolecules).

You will design and create encapsulated graphene devices using van der Waals heterostructures where exposed 1D graphene edges serve as detectors of ferroelectric response of polar molecules. We extend the approach (Caridad et al, Nano Letters, to also include closed nanofluidics sensors with integrated “edge” sensors, and towards both molecules in solid, liquid and gas phase, as well as biomolecules). We will also look for indications of low-dimensional water, i.e. nano-ice. The work will be carried out in collaboration with computational and biotechnology researchers

You will find yourself in a friendly team in a stimulating international environment, where you can take advantage of the expertise in the Centre of Excellence, CNG, and our 1500 m2 state-of-the-art cleanroom facility, DTU Nanolab. The positions offers opportunities for collaboration with top European research groups, as well as leading groups in US, Korea and China.

Required qualifications 

  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in physics or equivalent.
  • Cleanroom device fabrication and nanolithography (i.e. EBL).
  • Experience with electron transport measurements
  • Strong theoretical background within solid-state physics and materials science.

 Relevant qualifications

  • Assembly of van der Waals heterostructures and 2D devices.
  • Characterisation techniques for graphene such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and AFM.
  • Molecular sensing devices and micro/nanofluidics.
  • Hands-on experience with design and construction of smaller laboratory equipment, i.e. electronics.
  • Cryogenic transport measurements.

General qualifications

  • Scientific production and research potential at international level.
  • Independent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and language skills (English language).
  • Experience with international collaborations and team-based work style.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 30 months and should start no later than 1 July 2021.

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Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Peter Bøggild, tel.: +45 2136 2798, Please put “FerroWater” in subject. 

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