Assistant Professor - Atomic scale processing of nanolayers

Assistant Professor - Atomic scale processing of nanolayers

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2 May 15 Jul Eindhoven

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Are you fascinated by nanotechnology and its ability to synthesize materials and devices with atomic scale control? Do you want to contribute to the development of future nano(opto)electronics, the extension of Moore's law, More-than-Moore technologies, or the exploration of emerging fields such as quantum technology? If so, we might be looking for you.  

We are looking for an experimentalist with a strong background in solid-state physics. We have particular interest in someone who is passionate about obtaining atomic level understanding of the interaction of reactive species with surfaces during atomic scale processing of nanolayers and nanostructures. The following research topics are highly appealing (but not exhaustive): atomic layer deposition and etching, (semi)conductive nanolayers including 2D materials, and in situ and operando surface diagnostics.  

You will join the Plasma & Materials Processing (PMP) research group at the Department of Applied Physics of the TU/e. The present research in the PMP group embraces several research lines such as the experimental investigation of the plasma medium, in situ and operando studies of interaction of reactive species with surfaces, and (plasma-based) synthesis at the atomic scale of materials of interest in many fields in science and technology. You will also be embedded in the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI). 

The research group and institute comprises an enthusiastic, and diverse group of researchers who share a passion for collaborative efforts and working with students. They are strongly embedded in (inter)national academic and industrial research networks. You will have access to state-of-the-art lab and clean room facilities in aforementioned areas. These include many experimental systems for (plasma-based) atomic-scale processing such as atomic layer deposition and etching reactors, advanced in situ optical and laser spectroscopy, extensive material analysis equipment, etc.  

The vacancy is open for an assistant professor, either tenure track or tenured, depending on the experience of the candidate. 
  • You will be responsible for setting up and driving your own independent research program, by generating funding, and supervising/coaching students at the bachelor/master/
    PhD level 
  • You will be teaching at the Applied Physics bachelor and master level 
  • You will contribute to the success of the research group, department, and associated institutes by initiating new internal and external collaborations and proactive participation 


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in (applied) physics, chemistry, material science, chemical or electrical engineering, or similar and preferably at least 2 years of experience as researcher 
  • Background in solid-state physics, experience with atomic scale processing and low-temperature plasma physics is a plus 
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated by a relevant PhD thesis and publications in high impact journals 
  • Motivated to teach, contribute to teaching processes, and to develop excellent teaching skills 
  • Excellent communication, organization and leadership skills 
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team 
  • Experience in acquiring external research funding from (inter)national funding bodies, or industry is an asset 
  • Excellent proficiency (written and verbal) in English 

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. 
  • Free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. 
  • For women candidates, we include the possibility to become an Irène Curie Fellow.  This entitles you to a substantial start-up package to kick-off your career.    
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. 
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary. 
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes. 
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities. 


  • Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • V34.5630


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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