ORGANISATION/COMPANYAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Physical chemistryPhysics › Chemical physicsPhysics › Surface physics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE27/06/2018 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPoland › Poznań
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/07/2018
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
Master thesis position in surface science (physics / chemistry / nanotechnology) within a research project
Project title: Multifunctional ultrathin Fe(x)O(y), Fe(x)S(y) and Fe(x)N(y) films with unique electronic, catalytic and magnetic properties
Project is carried out within the First TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science (European Funds - Smart Growth; European Union - European Regional Development Fund)
Project leader: Dr. Mikołaj Lewandowski
Project description: The aim of the project is preparation and physico-chemical characterization of ultrathin (1-2 atomic layers) films of iron oxides, sulfides and nitrides on single crystal supports. Metal oxides, sulfides and nitrides exhibit unique electronic, catalytic and magnetic properties that may find potential applications in various industrial fields. The studies carried out within the project are performed using ultra-high vacuum (UVH) methods, such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), low energy electron diffraction (LEED) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), as well as chromatographic and magnetometric techniques. In addition, part of the studies is performed in cooperation with research groups from Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin (Germany), Università degli studi di Genova (Italy) and the University of Wrocław (Poland).
1. Preparation of ultrathin iron oxide, sulfide and nitride films on single crystal supports under ultra-high vacuum;
2. Studies of structure, electronic, catalytic and magnetic properties of the prepared nanostructures.
Realization of a MSc thesis in an interdisciplinary research group, work on high-class scientific equipment located in a modern research centre, a possibility to present scientific results on conferences and co-authorship of scientific publications.
Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 1500 PLN (netto)
Completed (or nearly completed) second-to-last year of master studies in physics or chemistry (or related sciences, e.g. materials engineering) and up-to-date confirmation of student status.
Selected candidates will be asked for a job interview on 29.06.2018 (in person or via the Internet).
Position starts on: 01.07.2018 (in special cases, the starting date can be delayed by up to 3 months)
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 12 months
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Bachelor Degree or equivalentChemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalentEngineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
1. Good grade average;
2. Very good English communication skills.
1. Eagerness to realize a MSc thesis within the project in the period of 12 months;
2. Readiness to dedicate to scientific work;
3. Flexible working hours.
EURAXESS offer ID: 311036