Groningen | Groningen | Fulltime (startersfunctie)
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University of Groningen
Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education, offering high- quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.Job description
The Faculty of Science and Engineering has a vacancy for a tenure-track assistant professor in Nano electronics and spintronics of 2D materials and devices in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials.
We offer a challenging position in a stimulating, diverse international research environment in a world-class academic institute with a multi-disciplinary research programme that encourages close collaborations between theoretical and experimental groups with different expertise. The Faculty has a wide range of international degree programmes and practically all courses are taught in English.
We are looking for an outstanding physicist, who is an enthusiastic teacher and is able to start internationally recognized new research initiatives based on Nano electronics and spintronics of 2D materials and devices. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, studying (opto) electronics, (opto) spintronics, magnetism and/or spin caloritronics/magnonics in 2D (or thin) materials, as well as in their heterostructures and devices thereof. The technological expertise required includes (a combination of) growth and preparation of the materials, device fabrication and dedicated measurements either under ambient conditions, and/or at low (cryogenic) temperatures and/or high magnetic fields.
Synergy with ongoing research programmes at the Zernike Institute (see the webpage for details: https://www.rug.nl/research/zernike/research/program) is an advantage (but exact overlap of a research line with a Zernike staff member is not desirable). We will facilitate for the candidate an attractive start-up work environment with PhD team members and direct access to a well-equipped research environment, which includes broad access to local state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities of the institute, which are constantly being improved to strengthen our program.
We seek candidates with:
• a PhD degree and at least two years of postdoctoral experience abroad (industrial experience can partially compensate for this requirement)
• excellent research qualities, as evidenced by a publication record in international peer-reviewed journals and renowned conferences, and a relevant international network
• teaching and organizational experience appropriate to the career stage
• experience with acquisition of external funding appropriate to the career stage.
• team players with good communications skills
• fluent in English
• willing to fulfil the requirements for the University Teaching Qualification
• willing to learn the Dutch language.
Contract length: 84 months.The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly salary dependent on qualifications and work experience from € 3,475 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of € 5,405 (scale 12) gross per month for a full-time position. The appointment will be initially for a maximum of 7 years at the level of tenure track Assistant Professor. After 5 years an assessment of performance based on established criteria will take place (see for details Career paths in Science edition 3). If the outcome of the assessment is positive, the Assistant Professor will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. There will be another assessment at the end of a further 4-7 year period for the promotion to Full Professor.
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