PhD: 3D Magnetic Systems

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Location : Villigen, Switzerland

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About the institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

Among the research pursued at the Group of Mesoscopic Systems, Paul Scherrer Institute - ETH Zurich (based at PSI), we investigate 3D magnetic systems (http://www.mesosys.mat.ethz.ch). We intend to continue our research in this successful area, using synchrotron X-Ray tomography to investigate magnetic configurations.

Your tasks

  • To fabricate 3D magnetic systems using electron beam lithography and 3D laser lithography
  • To measure the properties with lab-based characterisation methods including transport measurements and magneto-optical Kerr effect
  • To study the 3D systems using synchrotron X-Rays at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Your profile

Excellent qualifications with a university degree (Master or equivalent) in physics, materials science, nanoscience or a related subject are expected as well as a very good command of English. Knowledge of magnetism and mechanical properties would be of benefit. You should enjoy practical work and have a flexible approach working between different groups at the Paul Scherrer Institut. You will be registered as a PhD student at the ETH Zurich.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr Laura Heyderman, email: laura.heyderman@psi.ch.

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