01/06/2018

Master thesis position in surface science (physics / chemistry / nanotechnology)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsSurface physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/06/2018 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Poznań
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

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).

Key responsibilities:

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.

Benefits

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)

Eligibility criteria

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.

Selection process

Selected candidates will be asked for a job interview on 29.06.2018 (in person or via the Internet).

Additional comments

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

Please include in your offer:

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

1. Good grade average;

2. Very good English communication skills.

Specific Requirements

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Poland
Poznań
61-614
Umultowska 85

EURAXESS offer ID: 311036