14/06/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

On-surface synthesis by atom manipulation


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    IBM Research - Zurich
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsSolid state physics
    PhysicsSurface physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Rüschlikon
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813036

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The main objective of the thesis is to explore in experiments novel reactions and methods for the on-surface synthesis of molecules by atom manipulation. That is, deliberately forming and breaking bonds between individual molecules using the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope/atomic force microscope (STM/AFM) operated at T = 5 K. A goal is to realize and explore bond formation between molecules. Novel molecules and molecular networks will be created and studied by ultra-high resolution STM and AFM. Attachment and transfer of single electron charge carriers in the systems created will be studied. The skills to carry out accompanying density functional theory calculations (DFT) and AFM simulations can be acquired in the group.

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Eligibility criteria

Candidates can be of any nationality, but they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. They must also be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Additional comments

IBM is committed to diversity at the workplace. With us you will find an open, multicultural environment. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable both women and men to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Beneficial but not mandatory for this job is expertise in ultra-high vacuum systems, scanning probe microscopy and density functional theory calculations. We are looking for candidates with excellent general knowledge in physics and surface science.

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Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
IBM Research - Zurich
Switzerland
Rüschlikon
8803
Säumerstrasse 4

EURAXESS offer ID: 417240

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