PhD Student in Dirac materials field emission cathodes

Your tasks

You will design and fabricate field emitter devices from Dirac materials optimized for measurements of electron interference characteristics and conduct experiments to quantify the correlation between the spatial coherence and the electron transport and wave function in solid. You will join an international collaboration with AIST, Japan, University of Lyon, France, and FZJülich, Germany. The successful candidate will be affiliated to the University of Zürich with PD Dr. Tatiana Latychevskaia as the academic supervisor.

Your profile

We seek a highly motivated PhD candidate willing to work in an international collaborative environment with the background of physics or electronic engineering in the field of electronic transport in condensed matter / 2D materials, electron beam characterization, or in related fields. Experience in the microfabrication in clean rooms will be a plus.

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 Soichiro Tsujino, e-mail:

Please submit your application online by 31 March 2023 for the position as a PhD Student in Dirac materials field emission cathodes (index no. 2450‐00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini‐Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland