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14 Окт

One tenure track position and one post-doc position in the field of the fracture mechanisms of high-strength steels

One tenure track position and one post-doc position in the field of the fracture mechanisms of high-strength steels

One of the main focus areas is “Creating sustainability by materials and systems”, which includes “Sustainable production and use of advanced steels”, i.e. the key theme of the Materials and Production Engineering Unit (MPE). The MPE research unit consists of five research groups with a total staff of more than 40, see http://www.oulu.fi/materialsengineering/node/46683. The unit focuses on steel research aiming at utilizing advanced steel metallurgy for scientific breakthroughs which will enable substantial development of new steels to be used in construction, vehicles and machines working in all kinds of environments, especially under harsh arctic conditions. The unit is a core part of the Centre for Advanced Steels Research of the University of Oulu. The unit comprises the five groups described below.

  • The target of the Physical Metallurgy research group is to elucidate scientific fundamentals that can form a basis for the future development and application of novel low-alloyed carbon and stainless steels. This is achieved using physical simulation, laboratory scale rolling, heat treatments, modelling and utilizing various microscopy techniques. The main focus of the research group is concerned with understanding the inter-relationships between processing and fabrication parameters, microstructure and properties such as strength and toughness as well as wear and corrosion resistance. The group works in close cooperation with the other groups of the research unit and numerous partners in Finland and abroad.
  • The group Modelling and usability is developing novel fundamental models for hot rolling processes, taking into account microstructural evolution throughout hot rolling and subsequent cooling. Recrystallization models are combined with FE simulations to predict and enable the achievement of specific final properties in hot-rolled products. In addition, multiscale microstructure – property models are being developed and studied for improving hot rolling and heat treatment processes in industrial applications. All models are tested and verified with the aid of laboratory experiments in the research unit and/or through cooperation with the steel industry. The group also provide solutions for workshops concerning the optimal use of high strength steels. FE-simulations and experimental tests are utilized to define steel behaviour and process parameters for forming, machining and welding processes.
  • The group Novel UHSS focuses on the mechanical properties of ultra-high strength steels taking into consideration innovative combinations of chemical composition, thermomechanical processing and novel heat treatment. Materials for characterisation, testing and evaluation are produced using physical and laboratory rolling simulations and also full-scale rolling trials in cooperation with the steel industry. Microstructures are fully characterized quantitatively using advanced light, laser scanning confocal and electron microscopy techniques.
  • Welding metallurgy research is aimed at obtaining a fundamental understanding of the influence of welding heat input on the properties of high-strength low-alloyed and stainless steels. The focus is on the microstructural changes that occur in the various sub-zones of the heat-affected zone, and the influence of these changes on mechanical and corrosion properties of the steel. The research is based on the use of physical simulation and the analysis of real welds. There is close cooperation with the other groups in the research unit and other universities and research establishments, e.g. with respect to the testing of real welded components for verification of models and simulations.
  • The research on Novel stainless steels is concerned with optimizing the balance of alloying elements to achieve microstructures containing appropriate fractions of ferrite, austenite and martensite for desired combinations of properties. It also covers feasibility aspects of industrial processing and production costs. The properties of prime interest are strength, toughness, formability and, naturally, corrosion resistance.

Further details of the unit are given in the links http://www.oulu.fi/casr/ and http://www.oulu.fi/materialsengineering/.

This announcement concerns two positions: one tenure track position and one post-doc position.

Responsibilities and Required Qualifications The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-level research in the field, including research management and funding acquisition, and to take actively part in international scientific community and collaboration. Furthermore, the duties include undergraduate and graduate level teaching and supervision of academic theses. Career assessment on the tenure track is based on regular performance assessment that measures the candidate´s merits in all these areas.

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will possess the experience and competence to be placed at Assistant Professor level in the tenure track system. The University of Oulu Tenure Track Guidelines (http://www.oulu.fi/university/node/38379) will be followed in filling the position.

1) Tenure Track Position on Assistant or Associate Professor Level The position of an assistant professor is for persons who have recently finished their doctoral dissertation and are advancing towards a professional research career. The position is always fixed-term and the duration is five years. A continuation period may be granted as indicated in the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines. Only doctors who have finished their doctoral thesis less than ten years ago can be appointed to the position of an assistant professor. The selection criteria for an assistant professor are the following:

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. materials science and/or mechanical engineering and/or welding metallurgy)
  • Research potential, (publications, especially internationally refereed publications; participation in funding applications / funding granted)
  • National and international networks and experience from working abroad
  • Experience in teaching and supervision of master level and doctoral students
  • Demonstrating developed skills is prerequisite for a continuation period

The position of an associate professor is a fixed-term position for five years, but a continuation period may be granted. Being granted continuation for the position requires meeting the below-mentioned criteria as well as successful research work as indicated in the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines.

2) Postdoctoral Researcher Position The position of a post-doc is for persons who have recently finished their doctoral dissertation and are advancing towards a professional research career. The selection criteria are the following:

  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. materials science)
  • Research potential, (publications, especially internationally refereed publications; participation in funding applications/funding granted)
  • National and international networks and experience from working abroad
  • Experience in teaching and supervision of master level and doctoral students
  • Demonstrating developed skills is prerequisite for a continuation period

Salary The salary will be based on the levels 5 – 6 (assistant professor or postdoctoral researcher) and 6 – 7 (associate professor) of the demand level chart for teaching and research personnel of the salary system of Finnish Universities. In addition to the basic salary, supplementary salary bill be given for personal achievements and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3 % of the basic salary level for the position. Therefore, the full salary is approximately 3,500 – 4,500 euros per month for an assistant professor or postdoctoral researcher and 4,000 – 5,200 euros per month for an associate professor.

The Application Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by 6th November, 2017.

The position is filled as of 1st January, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 4 months is applied to the position.

The application should be written in English and the following information needs to be included, preferably as a single pdf file:

1) A brief curriculum vitae according to Finnish Advisory board on Research Integrity (TENK): http://www.tenk.fi/en/content/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
2) List of publications, ten most important ones marked
3) A brief research and action plan
4) Contact details of 2 to 4 persons available for recommendation
5) The applicant is encouraged to include his own citation indices (total number of citations and h index)

Evaluators The selection procedure will be carried out by an Appointment Committee according to the University of Oulu Tenure Track guidelines.

Contact details In order to receive the information and announcements concerning the official selection procedures to be followed in order to fill this post, applicants must inform the Faculty of their contact details for the whole duration of the selection process: they must specifically provide both their home and work telephone numbers, their e-mail addresses, and their postal addresses.

For further information about the application and selection procedures, please contact:
Professor, Head of Materials and Production Engineering Unit, Jukka Kömi, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland, tel +358 (40) 549 0311, email: jukka.komi at oulu.fi
Senior Research Fellow, Docent, Mahesh Somani, Materials and Production Engineering Unit, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, Finland, tel +358 (50) 358 6483, email: mahesh.somani at oulu.fi


14 Окт

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department Of Physics

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department Of Physics

Grade 7 (£32,548 — £34,520)

Post Doctoral Research Associate Qsum Csyb

The post is fixed term for a duration of 36 months.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to pursue experimental research in the field of quantum degenerate gases and ultracold molecules within the Durham Atomic and Molecular Physics group. The position is associated with a new five-year Programme Grant awarded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) focused on the development of Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules (QSUM). The research will build upon our recent success in creating ultracold RbCs molecules in the rovibrational ground state and will seek to extend our experimental capabilities by producing ultracold CsYb molecules confined in optical lattices. Ultimately the research contributes to our on-going efforts to realise a quantum simulator using ultracold polar molecules. The successful applicant will work directly with Prof Simon Cornish and other members of the research group and will be expected to take an active role in the development and operation of an existing experimental apparatus. Additionally, they will be expected to enhance profile of the research group through the attendance of international conferences and to assist in the guidance of graduate students working on the experiment.

Closes midday on : 29-Nov-2017


04 Окт

Postdoc Position — Physics Department TUM — Technical University Munich

Postdoc Position — Physics Department

TUM — Technical University Munich

Munich, Germany

Postdoc position opening at TUM’s Physics Department for the study of mathematical and statistical properties of multiparticle correlations, used in the analyses of anisotropic flow and femtoscopy at Large Hadron Collider.

Multiparticle correlations techniques are nowadays utilized regularly by all major collaborations worldwide which are analyzing high-energy nuclear collisions. Although widely used, very little is known about their statistical properties beyond their first moments. We therefore initiate the work which attempts to fill in this gap in the literature — the derivation of higher order moments and the derivation of the analytic expressions for the probability density functions (p.d.f.’s) of multiparticle correlations (some pioneering results can be found in Refs. [1,2,3]). The outcome of this project will have a direct impact on the studies of collective anisotropic flow phenomenon at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and on multibody interactions between hyperons and nucleons inside the neutron stars. The position will be within the closely collaborating groups of Professor Laura Fabbietti which is actively involved in the ALICE experiment at the LHC.

Candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree in mathematical or theoretical physics (or comparable qualification) at the time of appointment. The knowledge of Mathematica and C++ programming language are advantage. Good communication skills (English) and readiness to travel to international conferences are mandatory. Applications from female scientists are encouraged and the position is open to candidates of any nationality.


26 Сен

PhD Position in Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Poland, 2017

PhD Position in Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Poland, 2017

The Institute of Electronic Materials Technology is proud to offer PhD position for Polish applicants. The position is available to conduct research in the field of Physics and Photonics.The aim of the position is to provide research opportunity to excellent researchers.

Institute of Electronic Materials Technology in Warsaw, Poland. The designing technology of photonic crystal fibres has been investigated and developed in the Department for over a decade.

Course Level: The position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject:
The position is awarded in the fields of Physics and Photonics.

Scholarship Award: The position will cover 3500 PLN.

Number of Scholarships: One position is available.

Scholarship can be taken in Poland

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • MSc diploma in one of the following: optics, optoelectronics, laser physics, photonics, fibre optics or comparable
  • Interest in the topic of project, in particular, both experimental and numerical ultrafast fibre optics
  • Passion for scientific research, respect to others and openness for teamwork
  • Knowledge and experience in some of the following areas: (1) fibre optics, (2) numerical modelling of electromagnetic field propagation, (3) experimental ultrafast optics, (4) photonic crystal fibre technology
  • Good knowledge of English

Nationality:  Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have MSc diploma.


17 Сен

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Project details: http://nanosaclay.fr/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_theme.php?id_ast=113

We are looking for candidates with experience in oxide thin film deposition by PLD and/or magneto-optics. The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Physics. His/her duties will include sample synthesis and optical measurements using a femtosecond laser. The materials of interest are antiferromagnets (AF) which will thus be deposited in thin film form and characterized. The goal of the proposed work is to affect the antiferromagnetic order in a controlled manner using either electric fields, strain, spin currents or heat. AF order will be imaged by second harmonic generation before and after each stimulus is applied. Measurements will also be carried out in time-resolved fashion using pump-probe measurements.

Candidates should send motivation letter and CV to Michel Viret (email: Michel.viret@cea.fr).

16 Сен

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

The Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) is a central scientific technology platform of ETH Zurich providing resources and services in light, electron and ion microscopy. As of January 1st, 2018, or upon agreement, we have an opening for a position as
Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy
ScopeM maintains state-of-the-art microscopy equipment and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research and training programs in light, ion and electron microscopy. ScopeM operates in particular numerous scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM and TEM), including focused ion beam systems (FIBSEM) and further sample preparation equipment. In the frame of the European project npSCOPE (www.npscope.eu), ScopeM is in charge of the development of a cryo-workflow for a new instrument combining a scanning transmitted helium ion microscope (STIM) and a secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) with the aim to characterize nanoparticles at room or liquid-nitrogen temperatures. ScopeM is thus seeking a motivated and experienced scientist in cryo Electron Microscopy to join its team and contribute to this European project.
Your main responsibilities consist in the development of a cryo-workflow enabling a contamination free cryo-chain from sample preparation to imaging/characterization by SEM, TEM as well as STIM and SIMS. You bring along several years of practical experience in cryo Electron Microscopy, from sample preparation to SEM/TEM cryo-imaging. You master the related processes including plunge and high-pressure freezing of cell culture and tissue biopsies, cryo-ultramicrotomy and especially serial cryo-sectioning (CEMOVIS), freeze substitution, as well as more generally the preparation, transfer and characterization of samples under cryo-conditions. Optimally you are also familiar with SIMS and/or STIM. You are highly motivated to contribute to the development of a new state-of-the art instrument and workflow, as well as to publish the results of your work. This project requests regular travelling to the project partners’ sites, notably in Luxemburg. The ETH Zürich is an equal opportunity employer, and ScopeM offers a welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will interact with an experienced team, which is supported by excellent mechanical and electronics workshops. The lab languages are German and English. This position is time-limited to three years.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter and full CV until October 15, 2017. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.For further information about the Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy please visit our website http://www.scopem.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Nicolas Blanc by phone, +41 (0) 44 633 75 26, or e-mail, nicolas.blanc@scopem.ethz.ch (no applications).https://en.academicpositions.ch/ad/eth-zurich/2017/scientist-postdoc-in-cryo-electron-microscopy/104614?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

08 Сен

Research Associate in Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes

Research Associate in Physical and Mathematical Modelling of Biological Processes

FMI — Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Basel, Switzerland

The FMI hosts a number of high-profile groups focused on the spatial and temporal aspects of gene expression and molecular dynamics in developmental systems. To promote the full exploitation of state-of-the art quantitative data sets, the FMI Director’s Special Project Fund supports this interdisciplinary position to establish and expand modelling approaches across FMI.

The successful candidate will work independently, reporting to Luca Giorgetti and Michael Stadler. As a highly motivated, intellectually curious individual who enjoys cross-disciplinary projects, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with experimentalists to shape and pursue a diversity of cutting-edge projects. You should have a solid background, including PhD, in theoretical physics, biophysics, mathematics or equivalent areas of expertise. Previous experience in modelling biological processes and familiarity with molecular biology are considered a plus, but are not mandatory. We expect excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently in collaboration with the experimental teams. A very competitive salary will be provided.


03 Сен

Post-doctoral Position on New Generation of Mid and Long Wave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers

Post-doctoral Position on New Generation of Mid and Long Wave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers

ICFO — Institute of Photonic Sciences

Barcelona, Spain

The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials research group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop high sensitivity Mid and LongWave Infrared Photodetectors and Bolometers.

The candidate will join a team comprising physicists, material scientists and engineers to design, develop and characterize a new class of detectors aiming for low-cost, high-sensitivity mid and longwave infrared photodetectors and/or bolometers, based on colloidal quantum dots and/or 2D materials.

In particular, the ideal candidate should have demonstrated expertise on the design, development and characterization of photodetectors and/or bolometers in the mid and longwave infrared regime. Specific experience in the optoelectronic characterization of detectors/bolometers in this spectral regime (3 ? 12 um) as well as their modeling will be considered an essential asset.

Apart from the specific skills required for the position (please, see the project description for details), as a general requirement, candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position.


03 Сен

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Dynamics

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Dynamics

Applications are invited for a 2+1 year postdoctoral position (subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability) at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Russia. Skoltech is a new graduate university established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (http://www.skoltech.ru/en/).  It is an ambitious project aimed at bringing together the best international and Russian traditions in education, research and innovation. The official language of instruction and communication at Skoltech is English. International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Skoltech offers internationally competitive compensation and benefits package.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in theoretical high-energy physics or a closely related subject (theoretical condensed matter, quantum information theory, etc.). A record of research activities in one of the following areas, broadly defined: quantum dynamics, quantum chaos, eigenstate thermalization, many-body localization, foundations of quantum statistical mechanics, quantum entanglement, quantum complexity, physics of black holes, bulk reconstruction.

Postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Prof. A. Dymarsky and also closely interact with the group of Prof. B. Fine.

Application packages should include cover letter, CV, publication list, contact information of three references, statement of research interests with the emphasis on relevant qualifications — all in the form of a single PDF file.

All applications and inquiries should be sent to a.dymarsky@skoltech.ru. The position is available immediately. The search is open until the position is filled.


03 Сен

Postdoc position: interaction of low-energy electrons with hybrid thin films

Postdoc position: interaction of low-energy electrons with hybrid thin films

The EUV Photoresists and Nanophotochemistry groups (group leaders Sonia Castellanos Ortega and Fred Brouwer) are focused on the design, synthesis and reactivity studies of materials for application as extreme ultraviolet photoresists. An important part of the experimental work in this project will be carried out at Leiden University in the group of Ruud Tromp and Sense Jan van der Molen. More information.

Job description
ARCNL has a job opening for a post-doctoral researcher for the study of Interaction of low-energy electrons with thin films made of hybrid materials. These materials are composed of molecules with inorganic cores and organic groups, which are considered for use as photoresists in extreme ultraviolet photolithography. The project is a collaboration of the EUV Photoresists and Nanophotochemistry groups of ARCNL and the Quantum Matter and Optics group, Leiden Institute of Physics. As the IT revolution unfolds, the demand for smaller features in electronic components continues to push the limits of science and technology. In order to control the fabrication of circuits in sub 20 nm dimensions, fundamental science questions need to be answered. Extreme Ultraviolet lithography successfully pushes down the optical resolution limits by using shorter wavelengths of light (13.5 nm). This short wavelength light induces quite complex and as yet unpredictable chemistry in the photoresists materials that are used to transfer the optical image to the Si-wafer. As a matter of fact, most of the chemical changes that yield the patterns are due to the photoelectrons liberated upon absorption of the high-energy photons (92 eV). What remains unknown is how electrons in this so called low-energy regime (below 90 eV) interact with soft matter. Such knowledge is crucial for the future progress of nanolithography and thus for the semiconductor industry. In this project, this fundamental question will be addressed using the Low Energy Electron Microscope (LEEM) at Leiden University. The post-doc will conduct pioneering studies on the response of thin films of various materials (provided by the ARCNL research groups) to electrons with controlled energy and dose with this distinctive technique. Optical and scanning probe microscopy techniques will be used to evaluate the physical changes to the film surfaces. Other surface analytical methods will be applied to obtain information on the chemical changes of the areas exposed to the electron beams.

The Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) focuses on the fundamental physics involved in current and future key technologies in nanolithography, primarily for the semiconductor industry. ARCNL is a public-private partnership between the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML. ARCNL is located at the Science Park Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is currently building up towards a size of approximately 100 scientists and support staff.

Job requirements
You have a PhD in experimental physics or physical chemistry and have experience with electron spectroscopy, thin film preparation techniques, atomic force microscopy, (or similar subjects relevant for this position). Preferably, you have experience with LEEM. Good verbal and written communication skills (in English) are essential.

Conditions of employment
NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO prefers candidates who have qualifying experience (e.g. as PhD student or postdoctoral researcher) in a scientific research institute abroad.You will be employed by NWO-I for a fixed period of 18 months. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 4,089 euro gross per month, depending on your level of experience. The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8 percent and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33 percent.
The conditions of employment of NWO-I are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at NWO-I can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The ‘Job interview code’ applies to this position.

Prof.dr. Fred Brouwer Group leader Nanophotochemstry, Phone: +31 (0)20-851 8115

Please go to the AMOLF website, choose this job ad and use the button ‘Apply for this position’ at the bottom of that advertisement.                                            https://en.academicpositions.nl/ad/amolf/2017/postdoc-position-interaction-of-low-energy-electrons-with-hybrid-thin-films/104039?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

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