Associate Professor in Semiconductor Synthesis

Aarhus University - Department of Physics and Astronomy

Aarhus, Denmark

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an independent position at the Associate Professor or tenure-track level in experimental semiconductor physics. The Department specifically wants to strengthen its activity within the field of semiconductor synthesis. The applicant should be able to set up an original research program, which can complement and interact with the existing activities in experimental semiconductor physics. The position is open from 1. May, 2017.

The department provides local access to a number of synthesis methods including MBE for group-IV elements and GaN, PECVD with a 3-chamber cluster system for the synthesis of amorphous and microcrystalline Si-based solar cells, rf-magnetron sputtering, and to an extensive number of structural/electrical/optical characterization methods including clean room facilities. A number of experimental semiconductor activities are already on-going, e.g. within synthesis of amorphous/microcrystalline Si-based solar cells, high efficiency Si-based solar cells with plasmonically enhanced up-conversion, MBE growth of GaN on (111)-Si, MBE synthesis of embedded nanocrystals in crystalline silicon and their characterization. The successful candidate is expected to present an independent research program.

Applicants must have a strong record of original scientific research at the highest international level. They must document dynamic leadership and talent for supervision of young researchers. The ability to promote collaborative research and to attract external funding are additional favorable qualifications. At the Associate Professor level, excellent teaching qualifications will be required. Applicants must document their experience with University teaching in physics, including the supervision of MSc and PhD students.

Applicants for tenure-track positions are expected to have a PhD and research experience corresponding to a couple of years as postdoc or similar. Applicants must document a promising record of original research and an aptitude for teaching.

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