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PhD positions

The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials has the following job openings for PhD students:

* 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 (m.h.guimaraes@rug.nl).

* PhD Scholarship in Solid-state NMR spectroscopy (1.0 FTE) (B070218)

(Date of publication October 11th, 2018) Deadline for application: 31 October 2018, 23:59 pm (local time)

Proposed topics for the available PhD Scholarship include:
• Structure-function studies of amyloidogenic self-assembling peptides in context of bio-inspired and/or biomimetic functional materials, using solid-state NMR spectroscopy.
• Structural and mechanistic studies of self-assembly, toxicity, and propagation of amyloid-forming proteins, in Huntington’s disease or beyond, using solid-state NMR and complementary tools.
• Method development for solid-state NMR studies of molecular structure and dynamics in self-assembling materials, protein assemblies and bio-membranes.

Please use the link above to reach the full description and access the application form. You may upload your complete application in English as a single PDF-file until 31 October 23:59h / before 1 November 2018 Dutch local time.

For more information please contact Patrick van der Wel, group leader Solid-state NMR spectroscopy,p.c.a.van.der.wel@rug.nl

* PhD position in Polymer Crystallization

(Date of publication: January 25th, 2018)

We are looking for an highly motivated candidate for a PhD position in Polymer Crystallization in the group of Polymer Physics at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). The PhD position is funded by the prestigious Dutch Polymer Institute. The PhD project will run in close collaboration with world-leading polymer companies and with the university of Salerno. The PhD project will last for four years.

Aim: The PhD project will focus on a) understanding the interplay between shear and temperature on the structure of polyolefin films processed by cast film extrusion (CFE) ; b) developing an investigation method to detect surface structures in CFE films by using surface sensitive X-rays techniques; c) in-situ polymer structuring during CFE using X-ray synchrotron radiation (SAXS/WAXS).

Qualifications: we look for a candidate with master degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent, possibly with previous experience in the field of polymer crystallization and polymer processing. Knowledge of X-rays is a plus. Good written and spoken English proficiency is required.

The PhD position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

If interested, please submit a letter of motivation and your CV including contact information for academic references to:

Giuseppe Portale, PhD
Assistant Professor Polymer Physics

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