The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2021 of a
at the Nanomagnetism and Magnonics
Reference number: 11233
The "Superconductivity and Spintronics Laboratory" led by Priv.-Doz. Dr. Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy, which is part of the “Nanomagnetism and Magnonics” Research Group under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andrii Chumak at the Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, is a young research team that conducts internationally leading research in the fields of superconductivity, spintronics and magnonics. The research scope of the group encompasses magnonics, magnon spintronics, quantum magnonics at low temperatures, superconducting spintronics, and nonlinear spin-wave phenomena in nanoscale hybrid systems. We are looking for a motivated prae-doc assistant (PhD student) to extend our team. The overall aim of the position is to perform cut-edge experimental studies of complex magnetic states and their dynamics in curvilinear magnetic micro- and nano-architectures by magnetometry, magneto-transport measurements as well as advanced microwave and optical spectroscopy methods. The 3D nano-architectures will be fabricated by strain-engineering-based self-assembly as well as direct-write techniques of focused electron and ion beam induced deposition [Microelectron. Engin. 185-186, 9 (2018), ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 11, 17654 (2019)]. The position is funded by the FWF via the German-Austrian project “Curvature-Induced Effects in Magnetic Nanostructures”.
For further information please contact Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy email@example.com
- Characterization of static magnetic properties of curved and complex-shaped 3D nanostructures by state-of-the art methods of micro-Hall, vibrating sample and SQUID magnetometry
- Investigations of dynamic magnetic properties of curved and complex-shaped 3D nanostructures by custom-designed microresonator-based and broadband FMR, and propagating spin-wave spectroscopy
- Investigations of linear and nonlinear spin-wave physics in curved magnetic microstructures by magneto-optical Kerr effect and Brillouin light spectroscopy
- Optional participation in experiments on the visualization of static and dynamic magnetization patterns in 3D curved nano-architectures by advanced synchrotron methods (magnetic soft X-ray tomography, X-ray photoemission electron microscopy at BESSY/Berlin, scanning transmission soft X-ray microscopy at ALS/Berkley)
- Close collaboration with the partner institutions – Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
- Acquisition, processing and analysis of new data
- Publication and presentation of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals and at
international conferences and workshops
- Participation in research, teaching and administration.
- Master or Diploma in Physics. Listened lecture courses on solid-state physics and magnetism, spintronics is desirable.
- Experience in nanofabrication, microwave and magneto-optical methods is desired.
- Experience in micromagnetic simulations of static and dynamic magnetic properties of nanostructures is of advantage
- Affinity for practical work and cooperation in a multidisciplinary team.
- Experience and strong interest in programming and automating data acquisition/analysis of results is of advantage (e.g. C++, Python, LabView, MatLab, Mathematica)
- Initiative in finding solutions to scientific problems
- Knowledge of principles of teaching
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Your application should include the following documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificates
Main research field
Special research fields
Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy
Very good knowledge
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sumbitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 01.11.2020, mentioning reference number 11233.
For further information please contact Dobrovolskiy, Oleksandr +43-1-4277-73920, del Real Lavergne, Pedro +43-1-4277-73901.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.