Uppsala University, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

Information about the project: The project will develop the conceptually new paradigm for ultra-dense and ultrafast magnetic storage that is posed to exceed the current technology by two orders of magnitude in storage density and by about four orders of magnitude in operation speed. This will be achieved in an all-optical magnetoplasmonic platform that would allow deterministic, non-thermal, low-energy, ultrafast magnetization switching at few nanometers and potentially down to a molecular length-scale. The project will elucidate the fundamentals of such process, will demonstrate its practical realization and will map its suitability for future upscaling towards industrial implementation in devices. The project is a European venture, coordinated in the University of Gothenburg, combining seven universities and research centers in Sweden, Spain, Netherlands, UK, Italy and Switzerland and a large synchrotron radiation facility and a spintronics industrial partner.

The work will be performed at the Division of Materials Physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. Please see http://www.physics.uu.se/research/materials-physics+/ for more information about the research in the Division of Materials Physics.

Major responsibilities: You will lead the experimental work in the characterization of electrical transport and magnetization dynamics in magnetoplasmonic structures. Furthermore, magnetic microscopy and advanced nanolithography on magnetoplasmonic nano-arrays will be included in the project.

Your major responsibility as scientist is to perform your line of research in a general setting of a research group. The position might include supervision of Master and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary: Experimental research in the field of nano-optics, nanoplasmonics, nanomagnetism and electrical transport in nanoscale devices. You will characterize magnetoplasmonic architectures by optical, magneto-optical and electrical transport methods. You will also perform studies of the light-induced magnetization dynamics of magnetoplasmonic nanoarchitectures. Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years.

Qualifications: We search for a candidate with a PhD degree in experimental/applied physics. We require also that the applicant has previous post-doctoral experience within a combination of relevant subject. A background directly related to the project (nano-optics, plasmonics, nanomagnetism) is required, together with excellent skills in data analysis. Good communication skills in English and Swedish are also presumed.

The application should include:

  • 1 Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests, and why you feel you are a good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one).
  • 2 CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
  • 3 Copy of degree diploma, other official transcripts.
  • 4 Contact information to a minimum of two individuals, who can provide letters of reference to support your application, with a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you. 

In the event of special circumstances leading to a career break, these should be mentioned in the CV (with dates) so that the assessment of scientific output can take these factors into account. Examples of such special circumstances include a leave of absence due to sickness, parental leave, serving on commissions of trust, military service etc

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-01-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-12-2021.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Vassilios Kapaklis (vassilios.kapaklis@physics.uu.se, +46 (0)18 471 3522).

Please submit your application by 13 December 2019, UFV-PA 2019/4161

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 20200101
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/4161
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 29.Nov.2019
Last application date 13.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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