The Laboratory for Mesocopic Systems based at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a joint laboratory between the ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute, which is the largest research centre for the natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland. The current research focus is the investigation of novel magnetic systems at the mesoscopic scale making use of the clean rooms and large-scale facilities at the Paul Scherrer Institute, and fostering the synergies with the Department of Materials (ETH Zurich). We wish to continue our successful research into 3D magnetic systems, which are of high fundamental interest due to the presence of novel topological objects, and are also important for industrial applications such as data storage, motors, sensors and actuators. The group is searching for a
PhD Student in 3D Magnetic Systems
We are looking for a candidate who will fabricate 3D magnetic systems using electron beam lithography and 3D laser lithography, and characterize the systems using lab-based methods and synchrotron x-rays.
The successful candidate has excellent qualifications with a university degree (Master or equivalent) in physics, materials science, nanoscience or a related subject. Knowledge of magnetism and synchrotron x-ray methods would be of benefit. The candidate should enjoy practical work and have a flexible approach working between different groups at the Paul Scherrer Institute.