Postdoc: Vertically aligned magnetic nanocomposites with enhanced uniaxial magnetic anisotropies

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Location : Paris, France

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Description of the offer :

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research associate position to work in the "Growth and properties of hybrid thin film systems" team (http://www.insp.upmc.fr/-Croissance-et-proprietes-de-.html) at the Institute of NanoSciences of Paris (INSP), at UPMC Sorbonne Universités (France).

About the position

The applicant will work on a research project carried out in collaboration with the "Mineralogy and magnetism in low dimensionality" team (http://www.impmc.upmc.fr/en/research_teams/magnetic-mineralogy-in-low-dimensionality.html) of the Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie (IMPMC). The aim of project is to develop and study new vertically aligned magnetic nanocomposites with enhanced uniaxial magnetic anisotropies. In the framework of this project, the applicant will be implied in the growth of the systems, in their structural and magnetic characterization and in measurements campaign using x-ray magnetic circular dichroism at synchrotron facilities.

Fixed term: The funds for this position are available for 18 months in the first instance.


Applicants should have obtained a PhD in Physics before the starting date of the post-doc grant (1st October 2017). The ideal candidate will have an experimental background in the following fields: pulsed laser deposition, magnetometry, use of synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques, electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, magneto-optical measurements.

The applicant should be highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to work independently and with the skills to work well within a collaboration. The candidate should be pro-active and will be required to help supervise PhD and Masters students. Good problem solving skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated by writing papers and proposals, are required.

Contact and Further information

Franck Vidal: franck.vidal@insp.upmc.fr

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