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As part of a European consortium project (EIC Pathfinder) developing a novel solid-state quantum device platform based on atomically precise graphene nanoribbons, the nanotech@surfaces Laboratory
and the Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory
are offering 2 PhD positions and 1 Postdoctoral position.
While each position has distinct tasks, they are all essential and complementary for achieving the overarching goals of the project. Collaboration, therefore, will be key as we endeavor to advance this groundbreaking research direction. We invite applications for 1 Postdoctoral position, of which the details are provided below.
Postdoctoral Position: nanotech@surfaces & Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratories - The postdoc's role will be to act as a 'bridge' between the two laboratories, and to focus on device integration and quantum transport of GNRs. He/she will work on developing strategies to transfer GNRs from their metallic growth substrate to devices, by developing ultra-high vacuum dry-transfer stamping methods. A further important aspect will be the development of suitable device architectures to electronically characterize the quantum properties of GNRs.
We are looking for outstanding candidates who are highly motivated team players, eager to learn, and have excellent English communication skills.
Required qualifications include a PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or equivalent with a strong background in solid-state physics or nanoscience. Prior experience with the growth and substrate transfer of 1D/2D materials, Raman spectroscopy, device fabrication and transport measurements are advantageous but not strictly required.
Join our world-class teams to explore carbon-based quantum systems within a global network of collaborators where you can build a competitive research portfolio. Located in the Zurich Area, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technologies (Empa) offers outstanding infrastructure, a broad interdisciplinary environment, and competitive salaries. Empa is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The position is available starting October 2023 or upon agreement, with a planned duration of up to four years.
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