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Postdoctorales

Two year Postdoc position in High Magnetic Field Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Pnictide Superconductivity

Estado de la convocatoria: Cerrado

Plazo de solicitud: Hasta el 20 de septiembre de 2018

Postdoctoral position in experimental Condensed Matter Physics in the field of
local studies of unconventional superconductors under extreme conditions. The
postdoctoral researcher will be hired under the European ERC Starting Grant
project PNICTEYES.
Description:
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong interest in
experimental condensed matter physics. The research work will be focused on novel very
high magnetic field studies of electronic correlations behind ordered phases in the normal
and superconducting states of pnictide superconductors. The postdoc will contribute
developing state of the art scanning tunneling microscopes able to operate at temperatures
down to a few miliKelvin and magnetic fields above 30 Tesla. In particular, he/she will
be involved in the construction of an STM with a new device that allows to apply a gate
voltage in a transistor geometry.
The Low Temperature Laboratory of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (LBTUAM)
operates now several state of the art dilution refrigerator STM with magnetic fields up to
10 T. Within ERC PNICTEYES project, new instruments for very high magnetic field
STM are being developed and built. The high field STM will be operated up to 22 T using
superconducting magnets at a newly built vibration free laboratory dedicated to the ERC
project at UAM. He/she will be integrated within the stimulating scientific environment
of the Maria de Maeztu Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC). This counts many
experimental and theoretical research groups of top international level working on new
materials. State of the art helium liquefaction facilities are provided within the Campus
of Excellence UAM+CSIC. The hired postdoc will be also involved in active international
collaborations with material and theory groups.
Eligibility:
Candidates who completed his/her PhD before beginning June 2018 and with a strong
motivation in solid-state physics, high magnetic field and cryogenic environments are
welcome to send an application including CV and brief motivation letter (naming at least
one reference person) to isabel.guillamon@uam.es before 20/09/2018.
Essential skills:
• Skills in very low temperatures techniques (dilution refrigerator) and in
superconducting magnets.
• Solid background in superconductivity and correlated electron systems.
• Publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Physical Review. Publications in
high impact factor journals will be valued.
Desirable skills:
• Skills in developing new original apparatus in a low temperature and high
magnetic field environment.
• Experience in the use of gating devices and electronic transport measurements.
• Experience with nanofabrication techniques and material exfoliation.
Duration:
Full time appointment for two years with start date October 2018.

Organo Gestor y Contacto

Candidates who completed his/her PhD before beginning June 2018 and with a strong
motivation in solid-state physics, high magnetic field and cryogenic environments are
welcome to send an application including CV and brief motivation letter (naming at least
one reference person) to isabel.guillamon@uam.es before 20/09/2018.