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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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DIPC - Donostia International Physics Center

Dynamic properties of 2D-heterostructures under external stimuli

Research Field: Physics 
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Job Summary

We offer a postdoctoral position (m/f) in the area of surface science focusing on systems suited for energy scavenging. Two-dimensional hetero-structures of van der Waals honeycomb lattices will be grown and locally characterized using state of the art techniques. We aim to experimentally address the suitability of these interfaces as sensors for electronics and digital devices and energy conversion, finding solutions to fundamental questions emerging at the frontier between surface physics and chemistry as the material stability and responsibility to external stimuli.

Job Description

The interfaces will be grown in an ultra-high vacuum environment and characterised by means of a scanning tunnelling microscope at cryogenic temperature. To strengthen the team, the group is looking for a highly motivated researcher with a PhD degree in physics/chemistry, experience in surface science characterization using low temperature scanning probe techniques in ultra-high vacuum. He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with local theoretical experts.

The successful candidate must be qualified at a PhD degree level with sufficient knowledge of
research methods to work within the scientific program. Specifically, She/he should have good
experience with ultra-high vacuum environment for the growth of hetero-interfaces, and with scanningprobe techniques at cryogenics temperatures for their topographic and spectroscopic characterization.

Namely, experience with the following experimental techniques will be positively evaluated:

- A PhD in Physics, Chemistry or closely related field (condensed matter, quantum-chemistry).
- Experience with scanning tunnelling microscopy/spectroscopy in ultra-high vacuum at
cryogenic temperatures. Knowledge of inelastic electron tunnelling spectroscopy not
mandatory but highly appreciated.
- Experience with sample preparation in ultra-high vacuum environment, organic/ inorganic
physical vapour deposition.
- Excellent communication skills in presentations and especially in writing original scientific
research through peer-reviewed publications.
- Capability to work independently and in teamwork in collaboration with theory and
experimental groups will also be positively evaluated.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week   
Company/Institute Fundación Donostia International Physics Center  
Country SPAIN 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization DIPC - Donostia International Physics Center 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
Postal Code E-20018 
Street Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal, 4 
Phone +34 943 01 53 68 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2022-09-01 
Application Deadline 2022-06-10 
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