Postdoctoral Fellow

High-temperature multiferroic oxides

Your tasks

  • Use dielectric and ferroelectric techniques to experimentally investigate the existence of magnetism-driven ferroelectricity in different families of high-temperature spiral magnets
  • Analyze and interpret the experimental data in collaboration with chemists, scattering physicists and theoreticians
  • Operate and maintain physical property measurement equipment and give scientific support to users from other groups
  • Publish results in scientific journals and present results at scientific meetings

Your profile

You will be integrated in an interdisciplinary research team focused in the investigation of the physical properties of complex multifunctional oxides with potential for applications in different domains. To carry out the proposed research we are looking for candidates with the following profile:

  • PhD in Physics, or physical chemistry
  • Strong experience on dielectric and ferroelectric measurements
  • Experience with transport and magnetic property measurements
  • Knowledge of the physics of transition metal oxides
  • Programming skills for data acquisition and analysis
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good command of English spoken and written
  • Knowledge of crystallography and experience with X-Ray and neutron diffraction is not essential but will constitute an advantage

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to two years.

For further information please contact Dr Marisa Medarde, phone +41 56 310 32 83.

Please submit your application online by 31 May 2019 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3704-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Jeanine Gehrig, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland