12/06/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD in applied physics (nano science)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    C2N - CNRS / University Paris Sud
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsApplied physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/07/2017 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Orsay
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    722176

 

H2020 Marie Curie Actions- Innovative Training Network

INDEED

Innovative Nanowire DEvicE Design

 

Job title: Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD)

Title: Flexible nanowire light emitting diodes

Location: University Paris Sud

Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

UMR 9001 CNRS

15, rue Georges Clémenceau

91405 Orsay Cedex, France

 

PhD Starting date: 11/09/2017

Duration: 3 years (subject to the host institution probation period where applicable)

Closing date: Applications should be submitted before 15/07/2017

Contacts: Dr. Maria Tchernycheva, e-mail: maria.tchernycheva@u-psud.fr; tel.: +33 1 69 15 40 51

Gross Living Allowance: 41425.2 € per year plus mobility allowance.

Salary is subject to national taxes and employer’s costs.

 

 

PhD Research project

Polymer-embedded nanowires offer an elegant solution to create flexible optoelectronic devices, which combine the high efficiency and the long lifetime of inorganic semiconductor materials with the high flexibility of polymers. The objective of this PhD project is to develop a reliable technology for red, green and bleu nanowire flexible micro-LEDs and to demonstrate a prototype of a display. Nanowire arrays embedded in a flexible film and lifted-off from their native substrate will be used as the active material.

The lift-off and transfer procedure enables the assembly of free-standing layers of nanowire materials with different bandgaps without any constraint related to lattice-matching or growth conditions compatibility. This concept therefore allows for a large design freedom and modularity since it enables combination of materials with very different physical and chemical properties, which cannot be achieved by monolithic growth. For RGB LEDs, nanowires of different semiconductor materials (GaAsP and InGaN) will be employed.

The PhD candidate will focus on the technological development of the displays using clean-room facilities of the C2N and on the device testing using optical spectroscopy and microscopy set-ups (photoluminescence, electroluminescence, EQE, electron beam induced current microscopy, etc).

 

 

Context

This research fellowship programme (PhD) will be carried out within the context of the INDEED network, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions– Innovative Training Network (ITN) – project funded by the European Commission, under their H2020 program. Through the project activities, the Fellows/PhD students will have the opportunity to come in contact and collaborate with some of the best European research groups. English is the official language of the INDEED project. Additional details are available in “Further particulars”.

 

Person Specification

The successful candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria (see below ) and have:

 

  1. An excellent academic record in physics, engineering, material sciences or related areas.
  2. A keen interest in pursuing research in nanotechnology, and in particular the science and technology of nanowires
  3. The ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. A good command of English language, with excellent oral and written skills.

 

* Note that female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Desirable

Any or combination of the following will be a clear advantage.

 

  • A demonstrable ability or potential to produce research published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • A good strategic fit with existing research expertise in the host institution and the INDEED network
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the language of the host institution (French).

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must meet all the criteria listed below

 

  1. Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment by the host organisation. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. However, full time spent on non-research related activities may be discounted, where each case is evaluated on its own merit.
  2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
  3. Prior to starting their position, the successful fellows must have completed the courses that would have allowed them to enrol in a doctorate program either in the country where they are studying or in the country offering the position.

 

Further particulars

 

Living, mobility and family allowances

 

  1. Gross living allowance is subject to employment laws and employer costs deduction.
  2. Mobility Allowance: In addition to the salary, the successful fellows will receive a mobility allowance of 7200 Euros per annum. Fellows married at the time of recruitment are also eligible to receive a family allowance of 6000 Euros per annum. All of the payments are subject to relevant host country employment laws and deductions of all compulsory contributions for both employer and employee.

 

The INDEED project

Nanowires (NWs) exhibit unique properties that make them potential building blocks for a variety of next generation NanoElectronics devices. Recent advances have shown that NWs with predefined properties can be grown, offering a new paradigm enabling functional device prototypes including: biosensors, solar cells, transistors, quantum light sources and lasers. The critical mass of scientific knowledge gained now needs to be translated into of NW technologies for industry. FP7-MSCA NanoEmbrace (ITN) and FUNPROB (IRSES) , made substantial contributions to NW research, producing excellent scientific and technological results (> 100 journal papers published) and delivering outstanding training in nanoscience and transferable skills to ESRs.

 

Despite demonstrable scientific and technological advantages of NWs, NW-based technology concepts have not yet been translated into market-ready products, because industry and academia have not worked hand-in-hand to commercialize the research findings. Thus, it is essential that NW research is now directed towards customer-oriented scientific R&D; whilst applying innovative industrial design techniques to ensure rapid translation of the basic technologies into commercial devices.

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

  1. An excellent academic record in physics, engineering, material sciences or related areas.
  2. A keen interest in pursuing research in nanotechnology, and in particular the science and technology of nanowires
  3. The ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. A good command of English language, with excellent oral and written skills.

    Specific Requirements

    Eligibility Criteria for ITN projects

    The candidates must meet all the criteria listed below

     

    1. Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment by the host organisation. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. However, full time spent on non-research related activities may be discounted, where each case is evaluated on its own merit.
    2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
    3. Prior to starting their position, the successful fellows must have completed the courses that would have allowed them to enrol in a doctorate program either in the country where they are studying or in the country offering the position.

    Work location(s)
    1 position(s) available at
    CNRS / University Paris Sud
    France
    Orsay
    91405

    EURAXESS offer ID: 224129