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MdM PhD position 2 - Low temperature scaning probe microscopy of 2D materials

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE, created with the mission of conducting world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country and recently recognized as a "María de Maeztu" Excellence Unit (2017-2021), is currently looking for a


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The physical properties of 2D materials are rich in novel phenomena arising from the enhanced interplay of electronic charges, their spin, and their interaction with atomic vibrations (phonons). Novel magnetic ordering states and superconducting phases are predicted to occur at low temperature but their observation and interpretation remains in many cases still an open challenge. In this research project, the successful candidate will study the surfaces of atomically clean 2D materials with STM/AFM, specially using their spectroscopy version, at very low temperature and in ultra-high vacuum. The research will explore electronic, magnetic, superconducting phases and manipulate them via electrostatic gating, molecular adsorbates, etc.

The research will be performed in the state-of-art low-temperature SPM facilities of the Nanoimaging research group under the supervision of Prof. Nacho Pascual, and in collaboration with the Nanodevices  and Nanooptics groups.

The ideal candidate should have a Master (or equivalent degree) in Physics or related fields, with a background and interest in solid state phenomena.

We offer an international and competitive environment, state-of-the-art equipment, and the possibility of performing research at the highest level. The PhD students will be enrolled at the University of the Basque Country Doctorate Program. The positions are available immediately. In the first instance, the contracts will be financed by grant MDM-2016-0618 of the "María de Maeztu" 2016 call of the Spanish National Research Agency.

The candidates should apply by completing the form below, attaching a cover letter, a complete CV, academic qualifications and at least one reference letter grouped in a single PDF file.



* Applications that do not follow the instructions indicated above will not be considered further.

* The deadline for applications is 1st June 2018 

* Please note that due to the large number of submissions expected, we cannot provide individual feedback.


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