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* PhD position in opto-spintronics in 2D materials

We are looking for highly motivated candidates for a PhD position in opto-spintronics in 2D materials to join the Opto-Spintronics of Nanostructures group at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). The Opto-Spintronics of Nanostructures is a new group within the Physics of Nanodevices research unit, focusing on the study of magnetic and spintronic properties of atomically-thin layers and heterostructures by optical means. The PhD project will focus on the study of spins and magnetism in two-dimensional materials. You will use state-of-the-art fabrication techniques to assemble heterostructures composed of different two-dimensional materials, giving origin to emergent phenomena. Combining magneto-optical and electric transport techniques you will measure spin-related effects in these nanodevices, as the spin-Hall effect and spin-orbit torque.

Qualifications: We are looking for a candidate with a master degree in physics, electrical engineering, material science, or another related field. Good spoken and written English proficiency is required. Previous experience in optics, electronic transport, nanofabrication, or two-dimensional materials are a plus. Some computer programming knowledge is also appreciated. The PhD position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. If interested, please submit a short letter of motivation and your CV, including names and contact details of 2 or 3 references, to: Dr. Marcos H. D. Guimaraes (

* PhD in the Physics of Nanodevices group

Our group has positions available all-year round. Take a look at our research section to get a further impression or contact prof. Bart van Wees, prof. Caspar van der Wal or prof. Tamalika Banerjee for more information.

There is also the possibility to apply for a PhD position in our group via the Groningen Graduate School of Science, or via our Top Master in Nanoscience.

Students may obtain their master's degree by completing a research assignment related to one of the ongoing projects in the group. The students are, as much as possible, in control of their own projects. Please approach prof. dr. ir. Bart van Wees, prof. dr. ir. Caspar van der Wal or prof. dr. Tamalika Banerjee for more information.

Additional information about the research topics can be found in the research section.

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