Postdoc in Surfaces and Thin Films (1.0 FTE)

Postdoc in Surfaces and Thin Films (1.0 FTE)

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14 Mar 27 Mar Groningen

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Job description

The research mission of the Surfaces and Thin Films group is to carry out a competitive research programme in the field of Surface and Interface Physics with particular emphasis on crystalline organic and inorganic thin films, and functional molecules and molecular motors on surfaces, while training young researchers at the bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and postdoctoral level in state-of-the-art surface analysis techniques and research in the field.
We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow (PhD in Physics/Physical Chemistry or similar) who will perform cutting-edge experiments with our newly commissioned setup for time-resolved electron diffraction in transmission and in reflection geometries. S/he will also be responsible for the instructing and daily supervising master’s and PhD students working with time-resolved electron diffraction. Our facility is designed to grow thin films in situ and analyze them. Current research themes are ultrathin MgB2 superconducting films, metal nanoparticles/graphene, metallic thin films and 2D solids (transition metal dichalcogenides).


University of Groningen


We are looking for a physicist/physical chemist (PhD), who has a good background in solid state physics/surface science and time-resolved electron diffraction in particular. Good experience with ultrahigh vacuum is a plus.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary up to a maximum of € 3,389 gross per month (salary scale 10 step 5 Dutch Universities (PhD) by a full-time appointment).

Employment basis: time-limited employment for two years.

You may apply for this position by sending in your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae at least until 28 March 2019 by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The applications will be separately considered as soon as possible after the submission and the application form will remain active until the position is filled.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code and European Commission's: European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers.


Faculty of Science and Engineering

The University of Groningen employs ca. 5.600 staff members and gives education to 31.000 students. It is considered to be one of top 5 universities in Europe for research in Materials Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Environment/Ecology. The Surfaces and Thin Films group is a part of the Zernike Institute for Advances Materials, which hosts over 300 researchers in various fields of materials science. The Zernike Institute has been selected as a National Research Centre.


  • Postdoc positions
  • Natural Sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • 219159


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