Postdoc position in "Twisted 2D Topological Quantum Materials Devices"


Saroj Dash's group at Chalmers University of Technology is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to be part of our experimental research on 2D topological quantum materials heterostructure devices at Quantum Device Physics Laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The aim of this project is to exploit the electronic, quantum and spin transport properties in nanoscale devices using 2D materials heterostructure with twist angle control.

Project description
2D quantum materials device research in Saroj Dash's group at Chalmers aims to engineer correlated electronic states in twisted 2D van der Waals heterostructures to realize novel device functionalities. Our group develops novel approaches for nanofabrication and design new measurement techniques that lead to fundamental physics experiments and practical applications. This experimental research consists of the preparation of 2D materials heterostructure with twist angle control, device fabrication in "state of the art" cleanroom, and sensitive electronic, spin and quantum transport measurements. In addition to investigating novel correlated quantum physics, we will also study magnetism and spin dynamics in the nanoscale devices. These studies aim for a better understanding and control of the electronic transport phenomenon in these novel 2D electronic materials heterostructures and can pave the way for future generations of information technology, which can be smaller, faster, more sensitive and energy-efficient for a sustainable society.

This research is well supported by excellent nanofabrication and characterization facility available at the department. The department houses a 1240 m2 of cleanroom space with state-of-the-art research equipment providing a broad platform for the development and testing of new ideas in nanoscience.

Information about the division and the department
The position will be placed in the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, at The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience. The main research focus of the laboratory is on 2D Materials based devices, spintronics, quantum transport, topological quantum materials and devices, superconducting quantum interference device.

Major responsibilities
The major responsibility in this project is to perform research on emerging 2D quantum materials down to the atomic scale and their van der Waals heterostructure with moiré super lattice, and to develop new concepts in device physics and applications in nanoelectronics, spintronics and quantum technologies. It includes preparation/growth of 2D materials, preparation of heterostructure, clean room nanofabrication with electron beam lithography, structural characterization and electronic, spintronic and quantum transport measurements. Other responsibilities as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may also include 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.

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must hold a doctoral degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nanoscience or Nanotechnology, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years with the possibility of a one-year extension.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.
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Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

Apply online via the following link

The application should be marked with Ref 20230531 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

Application deadline: October 20, 2023
For questions, please contact:

Prof. Saroj P. Dash
Quantum Device Physics Laboratory
Gothenburg, Sweden.