Postdoc in High-Performance 2D Magnetometer Devices
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
DTU seeks to employ a 2 ½ year postdoc (with possibility of extension), to carry out research in high-performance Extraordinary Magnetoresistance Devices for detecting extremely small magnetic fields generated by neuronal currents. Your job involves fabrication and characterisation of van der Waals heterostructures based on 2D materials (starting from graphene encapsulated with hexagonal boron nitride), with the possibility of using other 2D and 3D materials to increase the magnetic sensitivity. In collaboration with DTU Energy, novel shape optimization schemes will be used to further boost the performance by orders of magnitude. Your job also entails development of strategies for integration of multiple EMR sensors in arrays for spatially resolved measurements, and characterisation of the temporal resolution.
The main tasks are:
Design of EMR devices (shape and architecture) using combinations of 2D and 3D materials
Van der Waals assembly and device fabrication in controlled atmosphere
Electrical measurement of magnetic sensitivity and temporal response using physical neuron models
Development of scheme for realizing EMR sensor arrays
Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the departments competences within advanced device fabrication and integration. You will work closely with colleagues and students within the project BIOMAG, involving partners from DTU Physics, DTU Energy and Copenhagen University, as well as team members from the section NANOMADE – Nanoscale Materials and Devices.
Experience with van der Waals assembly of 2D devices and submicron device fabrication
High level of understanding of 2D material and quantum transport physics.
Experience with small-signal electrical characterisation of nanoscale devices
Scientific production and research potential at international level
Independent problem-solving skills
Excellent communication and language skills (English)
Experience with collaborations and team-based work style
As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.
The period of employment is 30 months, starting 1 January 2022.
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Further information may be obtained from Prof. Peter Bøggild, DTU Physics, email@example.com.
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Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 September 2021 (Danish Time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
Application (cover letter)
Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
List of publications
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
DTU Physics conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines (electronics, mechanics, chemistry, optics, fluidics, medical and biotechnology) as well as applications. The Nanoscale Materials and Devices section (NANOMADE) at DTU Physics is focused on basic and applied research, and with strong international collaborations. The 2D Electronic Materials group led by Peter Bøggild is involved in the EU Graphene Flagship and Centre of Excellence Center for Nanostructured Graphene.
Facilities available to the project include a world-class 1500 m2 cleanroom (DTU Nanolab) with best-in-class EBL system JEOL JBX9500, an advanved 200 nm resolution DUV stepper, Nanoimprint and plenty of nano- and microfabrication equipment as well as a state-of-the-art center for electron microscopy featuring top-of-line TEM and FIB-SEM. At our own department NANOMADE, we have installed a glove-box facility allowing vdW hetero-assembly and device fabrication to be carried out in protected atmosphere, from exfoliation, stacking, nanolithography, etching and metal deposition. In 2022, the facility will be expanded with a unique in-glovebox SwissLitho NanoFrazor Explore lithography system and RIE, essentially completing our “cleanroom in a glovebox” system for sensitive materials and contamination free vdW assembly. Finally, 9 MEuro facility for advanced materials (EMAT) is being installed by our project partners at DTU Energy, complementing our dedicated 2D device facility.
Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.