Postdoctoral Position in Transport Properties of Topological Insulators Based Hybrids Nanodevices

A new opening postdoctoral associate position in nanotechnology is available at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The funds for this position are available for three years. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply before the deadline: October 25, 2019.

The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory

The Quantum Device Physics Laboratory (QDP) at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience conducts research which extends over a variety of different topics. QDP is therefore divided into three sub groups: Experimental Mesoscopic Physics (EMP), Quantum Devices & Oxide Electronics (QuOx) and the Bolometer Group. Altogether, the QDP lab focuses on studying nano electronic components beyond classical electrodynamics, and explores possibilities to make quantum mechanical effects useful in practical devices.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities

As Postdoc, you will conduct experimental research on hybrid devices comprising topological insulators proximised with a superconductor and nanowires based single electron transistors.

The search for topological superconductivity in nanowires has attracted a lot of interest due to potential applications in the field of quantum computation. An innovative route is to emulate unconventional superconductivity by building a junction from a Topological insulator and conventional superconducting electrodes. The successful applicant will grow TI nanoribbons using various techniques and fabricate TI-based Josephson junction. The devices will be studied under microwave irradiation, applied gate voltage and magnetic field to reveal the novel phenomenology associated to topological protected Andreev bound states relevant for topological quantum computation. TI nanoribbons will also be used to create a topologically protected single electron transistor, the basis for single-electron charge pump that can be used as a metrological quantum current standard. A TI nanoribbon has several potential benefits over conventional materials for accurate charge pumping because of the surface states that are topologically protected from back-scattering, which makes it it less sensitive to defects.

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s 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.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in Physics or Applied physics; the degree should generally not be older than three years.

- Performed high-quality research in the area of nanoelectronics

- Experience in nanofabrication of electronic devices (cleanroom environment)

- Experience in growth of Thin films/nanoribbons

- Experience in low-level electronic measurements at cryogenic temperatures

- Strong inner driving force and capabilities for independent work

- Excellent collaboration skills in a research team

- Potential to reach excellence in the research field

- Fluent in English, both oral and written skills

- Swedish skills or an intention to learn Swedish

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190524 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your previous research fields and main research results

- Describe your future goals and future research focus

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 25 October, 2019

Floriana.Lombardi,, +46 31-7723318

Thilo.Bauch,, +46 31-7723397


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