PhD Student

Controlling the correlated state of matter at oxide interfaces

Your tasks

  • Study the interfacial properties of complex oxide materials using space and time-resolved magnetic magnetometry and spectroscopy
  • Fabricate and characterize samples using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), X-Ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), electrical transport, and magnetooptic Kerr effect
  • Conduct experiments using the photoemission electron microscope (PEEM) and resonant X-Ray scattering experiments at the SIM beamline (

Your profile

  • You hold a Master in Physics, Material Science, Nanoscience or in a related field and enjoy practical work
  • Knowledge of magnetism, solid state and/or surface physics, and lasers is beneficial
  • As an enthusiastic researcher you like team work
  • You will be registered as a PhD student at the University of Basel and your main working place will be the Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland.

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.

For further information please contact Dr. Carlos Antonio Fernandes Vaz, phone +41 56 310 54 88.

Please submit your application online by 29 September 2019 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 6313-04).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Nicole Schubert, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland