Vacancies

Two PhD positions in Moire Physics from one-dimensional van Der Waals heterostructures

These two PhD vacancies are supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) through the Vidi project entitled: “Moire materials from one-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures”.

The main goal of this project is to design, realize, and explore a new dimension in van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures. In particular, the PhD candidates will consider the design and implementation of novel fabrication strategies for the integration of van der Waals materials in one-dimensional (1D) heterostructures; their subsequent characterization with advanced transmission electron microscopy; and the interpretation of the results by means of theoretical calculations and machine learning. Topics to be covered in this project include emergent Moiré physics in 1D vdW heterostructures such as the Moiré excitons and low-energy electronic transitions. We will also assess the feasibility of 1D vdW heterostructures for single photon emitters.

RequirementsWe welcome applications from outstanding candidates who have proved themselves within one or several of the following fields: nanofabrication, advanced transmission electron microscopy, electron-based spectroscopy, and machine learning applied to material science.

Previous experience with some of the following topics would be welcome in the applicants:

Applications: Please submit your motivation letter, CV, a summary of your Master thesis, a list with grades of the courses that you took during your studies, and names of two referees as one single PDF file and send it to s.conesaboj@tudelft.nl. Please also arrange for these two reference letters to be sent to the same address.

Conditions of employment: Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School.

Applications will remain open until the positions are filled.

One PhD positions in Electron Nanoscopy of Quantum Materials

These two PhD vacancies are supported by the European Research Council through the TESLA project: “Living on the Edge: Tunable Electronics from Edge Structures in 1D Layered Materials”.

The overarching goal of TESLA is to unravel the interplay between structural and electrical edge-induced properties in 1D layered materials by exploiting state-of-the-art electron microscopy and related techniques.  This work will provide input towards novel quantum technologies for developing low-energy-consumption tunable electronics, efficient signal processing, and quantum computation.

Requirements: The PhD candidates hold a master degree in physics, mathematics, materials science, or related topics. Familiarity with advanced transmission electron microscopy tools would be a bonus, but it is not a requirement for applicants.

Applications: Please submit your motivation letter, CV, a summary of your Master thesis, a list with grades of the courses that you took during your studies, and names of two referees as one single PDF file and send it to s.conesaboj@tudelft.nl. Please also arrange for these two reference letters to be sent to the same address.

Conditions of employment: Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School.

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

If you would like to request more information about these positions, please drop me an email at s.conesaboj@tudelft.nl

MEP research projects

We have also MEP research projects available, please contact s.conesaboj@tudelft.nl for more information on projects.

Postdoctoral research positions

No open positions are currently available, but we welcome applications for individual postdoctoral fellowships including: