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Assistant Professor (tenure Track) in Experimental Materials Physics

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Position announced on: Jul 28, 2014
Apply at latest on: Sep 10, 2014
Fixed-term: -

Faculty of Science
Department of Physics

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university which ranks among the leading universities in the world and the top ten universities in Europe. Some 36,000 students are currently pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University, which employs a staff of over 8,500.

The Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science is a multidisciplinary, highly ranking international teaching and research unit. Its researchers engage in extensive cooperation with researchers in both national and international universities and research institutes. Research focuses on physics, meteorology, astronomy and geophysics. The department forms an accountability unit operating on an annual budget of 27 million euros and reports over 300 person-years per annum. There are 30 professors at the department.


The Department of Physics has a major infrastructure facility that gives excellent oppor­tuni­ties for further outstanding research in experimental materials physics. The research area of the professor's position is experimental materials physics. The aim of the position is to utilize and develop the equipment of the ion beam analysis and nano­materials labor­atories at the Materials Physics Division of the Department of Physics. This equip­ment comprises a versatile, state-of-the-art set of equipment for synthesis and characteri­zation of nanostructures and thin films. It includes ion accelerator equipment consisting of a 5 MV tandem accelerator and a 500 kV ion implanter suitable for thin film synthesis, a gas condensation nanocluster ion source, and various characterization facilities, such as a secondary ion mass spectrometer, an atomic force microscope, an x-ray photoelectron spectrometer and other relevant equipment. Most of the equipment is connected via an ultrahigh-vacuum transfer line, and can be further extended. The person to be chosen is expected to have a broad experience on experimental materials physics.

To be successful in the position, the candidate must have a strong network of interna­tional cooperation. The appointee is expected to conduct research on an internationally high level. In addition, the appointee must take advantage of national and international research funding opportunities, participate in doctoral education at the Department, and actively participate in the interaction between science and society at large. The teaching area of the position is materials physics. The person to be chosen for the position is expected to develop the teaching within the physics curriculum, especially in the areas of experimental physics and materials physics.

Nr of positions available : 1

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Research Fields

Physics - Applied physics
- Electromagnetism
- Quantum mechanics

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

Research Profile

Not defined

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University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Yliopistonkatu 4
00100 - Helsinki
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