The Nanomagnetism and Spintronics (NanoSpin) group at the Department of Applied Physics is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on magnetic phenomena in the subfield of magnonics. The project aims at active control of spin waves in nanoscale magnonics, which is relevant for the development of energy-efficient analog computing devices. The project is mostly experimental (high-quality thin-film growth, lithography, high-frequency electronic and magneto-optical characterization) but also includes complementary modeling (micromagnetic simulations, plane-wave method calculations, electromagnetic simulations of high-frequency electronic components). Previous background in experimental nanomagnetism and magnonics is essential.
We are looking for a bright and motivated postdoc with an excellent record in the field of the position. Good command of English (both verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to disseminate scientific results are mandatory requirements for the position. Applicants must be motivated to conduct research at the highest international level with the aim at publishing high-impact articles.
SALARY AND WORKING TIME
The salary ranges from 3700€ to 4000€ per month, depending on previous experience. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will initially be made for 2 years.
PLACE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
As a postdoc, you will join the NanoSpin research group at Aalto University (http://physics.aalto.fi/en/groups/nanospin/). The group focuses on cutting-edge research on electric-field controlled magnetism, magnonics, and magneto-plasmonics in hybrid nanoscale structures. The NanoSpin laboratory is equipped with instrumentation for nanomaterial fabrication and advanced electronic, magnetic and magneto-optical characterization. Besides, you will have full access to the OtaNano research infrastructure for nano- and microtechnologies, comprising state-of-the-art equipment for nanofabrication and microscopy (http://otanano.aalto.fi/en/). As a postdoc in the NanoSpin group, you will be part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and involves national and international collaborations.
Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 400 professors. It is the largest university in Finland focusing on education and research and technology, science, business, and arts. The NanoSpin group is located on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo (10 km from the city center of Helsinki), which is one of the largest hubs of high-tech in Northern Europe.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for the position, please submit your application including the attachments mentioned below as one single PDF document in English through the ’Apply’ link.
(1) Letter of motivation
(2) CV including list of publications
(3) Degree certificates and academic transcripts
(4) Contact details of at least two referees (or letters of recommendation, if already available)
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2021. For additional information, kindly contact Prof. Sebastiaan van Dijken (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Academy Research Fellow Dr. Huajun Qin (email@example.com). Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.
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