Research Assistant Quantum Materials

Research Assistant Quantum Materials

UvA - University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Science

Amsterdam, Netherlands

In this role, you will participate in research projects in the groups of the QMat cluster. While the group leaders in the QMat cluster are responsible for supervision of PhD candidates and postdocs as well as acquisition of external funding and project management, you will become an authority in one or more of the given key areas below, and an all-rounder in others.

What are you going to do?

Your task areas include:

  • construction, support, adaptation and validation of laboratory equipment and software packages. This will include the operation and maintenance of the QMat’s crystal-growth facilities (arc melting zone furnace, high-temperature box furnaces, floating zone furnaces), low-temperature transport and spectroscopy equipment;
  • hands-on user support and instruction in the laboratory activities carried out by group members from the QMat cluster. This may include an advisory and/or expert role in areas such as materials preparation and analytical methods, laser systems and ultra-high vacuum technology and implementation of related safety guidelines;
  • coordination with our machine and electronics workshops and/or external cleanroom facilities;
  • procurement of laboratory consumables, spare parts, etc.

What do we require?

We are looking for you if you have:

  • a Master’s degree (or higher) in physics, chemistry or materials science;
  • demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: high-temperature inorganic crystal growth (oxides, chalcogenides, intermetallics), solid-state spectroscopy, low-temperature and/or optical physics, interest in life-long learning via on-the-job training;
  • enthusiasm for laboratory work and solving technical problems, a pro-active personality with a true troubleshooter mentality;
  • knowledge of and experience with automation and laboratory management (preferred).

Furthermore, you enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise with our diverse community of students and early-career researchers, as well as participating in public outreach activities such as open days. You feel at home in scientific group meetings and seminars and enjoy acting as effective sparring partner, supporting young researchers with creative advice and hands-on support in their experiments.

Science is international, and so is our institute. Therefore, excellent command of spoken and written English is a must. We are happy to facilitate your learning of Dutch, as appropriate.

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