Specifications - (explanation)
|Location||Delft University of Technology, Delft|
|Function types||PhD positions|
|Scientific fields||Natural Sciences|
|Hours||40.0 hours per week|
|Salary||maximum € 2636|
|About employer||Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM)|
You will study the dynamics of photoexcited states and charge carriers with femtosecond and nanosecond pump-probe laser techniques, including microwave and terahertz conductivity measurements. In addition experiments will be performed using ultrashort high-energy electron pulses from an accelerator. Interested candidates may become involved in synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals.
Semiconductor nanocrystals are of interest for application in solar cells, solar fuels, LEDs, transistors and nanoelectronics. Energetic ("hot") electrons in nanostructures usually release their excess energy in the form of nuclear lattice vibrations (heat). Finding ways to avoid this heat loss is important for applications. The project involves fundamental studies of the mechanisms of hot electron relaxation in semiconductor quantum dots, nanorods and nanosheets.
Candidates must have a relevant Master degree in physics or chemistry. Mastery of the English language is essential.
Conditions of employment
When fulfilling a PhD position at the FOM foundation, you will get the status of junior scientist.
You will have an employee status and can participate in all the employee benefits FOM offers. You will get a contract for 4 years. Your salary will be up to a maximum of 2,636 euro gross per month.The salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.33%.
You are supposed to have a thesis finished at the end of your four year term with FOM.
A training programme is part of the agreement. You and your supervisor will make up a plan for the additional education and supervising that you specifically need. This plan also defines which teaching activities you will be responsible (up to a maximum of 10% of your time). The conditions of employment of the FOM-foundation are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (Cao-Onderzoekinstellingen), more exclusive information is available at this website under Personeelsinformatie (in Dutch) or under Personnel (in English).
General information about working at FOM can be found in the English part of this website under Personnel. The 'FOM job interview code' applies to this position.
Contract type: Temporary, 4 years
You will carry out research in the Optoelectronic Materials Section at the Delft University of Technology (www.cheme.tudelft.nl/om). The project is part of a collaborative research program with the group of Prof. Tom Gregorkiewicz at the University of Amsterdam (www.science.uva.nl/research/elecmat/index.htm).