PhD Position at the Solid State Physics Group “In-situ study of the MBE-growth of single GaAs nanowires on Silicon”

The University of Siegen is an innovative and interdisciplinary University with ~ 17.500 students, 1.700 employees, including ~ 1.100 researchers. It offers a broad range of subjects covering humanities, social sciences, economics, natural sciences and engineering, excellent teaching facilities, and numerous interdisciplinary research projects.

Applications are invited for a PhD position at the Solid State Physics Group (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology) for a fixed term contract according to the German employment scheme (1/2 TVL 13) for the duration up to 3 years.

The successful candidate will participate in the BMBF-funded project “In-situ study of the MBE-growth of single GaAs nanowires on Silicon”. The anticipated start date is 15th January 2014. The position includes teaching duties of 2h / week.

Your tasks:

  • Development and implementation of a nano-focussing x-ray optics at the beamline P09 of the synchrotron radiation facility PETRA III (DESY, Hamburg).
  • Preparation and realization of x-ray diffraction experiments during the growth of single semiconductor nanowires using a portable molecular beam epitaxy chamber.

Your profile:

  • A diploma or master’s degree in Physics or related subjects with excellent final mark
  • Good knowledge of solid state physics and x-ray diffraction
  • Experience in high resolution x-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation
  • Experience with focusing x-ray optics is desired
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, Python)

The University of Siegen is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

For further information: Dr. Andreas Biermanns-Föth

Email: via the Apply button below.

Please submit your applications (Motivation Letter, CV, certificates) until 15.11.2013 with reference code 2013/Fak.IV/Physik WM/82 to Prof. Dr. Ullrich Pietsch, Universität Siegen, 57068 Siegen.

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