PhD Student

in Controlling the Behaviour of Artificial Spin Ice Through Spintronics

Your tasks

You will manufacture devices based on artificial spin systems using nanofabrication methods including sputter deposition and electron beam lithography. The devices will be characterised in terms of the magnetic properties with lab-based methods. You will be expected to measure the magnetic configurations with magnetic force microscopy and synchrotron x-ray imaging. You should also develop models for the behaviour of the artificial spin ice.

Your profile

Excellent qualifications with a master degree in physics, material science, or a related field and enjoys practical work. Knowledge of magnetism, synchrotron x-ray methods, and nanofabrication is beneficial. As an enthusiastic researcher you like team work and have a flexible approach to working between different laboratories.

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 Ales Hrabec, phone +41 56 310 21 20.

Please submit your application online by 28 February 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 3701-03).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Luca Simen, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland