Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e.V.
The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – is a non-university research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. It is concerned with modern materials science and combines explorative research in physics, chemistry and materials science with technological development of new materials and products. The IFW employs about 600 people and besides enhancing fundamental and applied research development one focus is on the training of young scientists.
Further information at: http://www.ifw-dresden.de
PhD-Position: Quantitative Magnetic Force Microscopy (qMFM)
Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) is an important tool for the microscopy study of magnetic phenomena on the nanometer scale. A powerful, but rarely applied option in MFM is the quantitative analysis of measured data (qMFM). It requires carful control of the experimental procedure and a fully characterized MFM sensor, but offers a quantitative measure of the sample’s stray fields and its underlying magnetization structure on the nanometer length scale.
The Institute of Metallic Materials at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden) offers a PhD position on qMFM, which includes the development of new thin film reference samples by magnetron sputtering or pulsed laser deposition, the development of new MFM probes, calibration routines, and the analysis of materials and spintronic devices.
The work is embedded in the European metrological research project NanoMag and will contribute to the nanoscale quantification of stray fields by qMFM.
For further information please contact: Dr. Volker Neu (email@example.com)
Potential Candidates should hold a Masters or Diploma degree in Materials Science or Physics and should have proven experimental skills and an affinity to numerical data analysis.
What we offer:
The employment contract is limited to 12 months with the possibility of renewal for 2 more years. The salary is based upon the TV-L rules.
PhD candidates are facilitated to participate in the PhD program to successfully complete their dissertation. We offer an attractive work place with excellent facilities and environment in Dresden.
The IFW would like to increase the proportion of women in science. Qualified women are therefore explicitly invited to apply. Severely disabled applicants are given preferential treatment if they have the same qualifications.
How to apply:
Application including a CV, a motivation letter describing the research career goals, skills and experience, copies of certificates should be sent citing the reference number DM2102-1(qMFM)/18 no later than April 16th, 2018 as a single pdf-file to: firstname.lastname@example.org