KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.
The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as physics and mathematics, to engineering mechanics with applications such as aeronautics and vehicle engineering. We also offer University degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, 'Engineering and Education', and 'Open Entrance', as well as a number of International Masters Programmes.
A PhD student position is announced at the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. We are looking for an outstanding student who is interested in working at the forefront of experimental physics and applied mathematics in Nanoscale science and engineering. The student will work towards a PhD thesis on the development of new forms of multifrequency atomic force microscopy. The project will be carried out together with a team, and will involve measurement with an atomic force microscope, theoretical model building, using and designing specialized signal processing electronics, and the develompent of data analysis algorithms. A strong interest in experimental science and apratus development is required. Good computer programing skills and mathematical analysis skills will be needed. The scientific focus of the project is on tribology and the study of dissipation at nanoscale.
The section for Nanostructure physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center which houses the departments of physics, applied physics and theoretical physics at KTH, the departments of physics and astronomy at Stockholm University, and Nordita. AlbaNova is centrally located in the academic triangle region of Stockholm, with KTH, Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute at each apex (www.albanova.se).
Qualifications and eligibility
A suitable background for this position would be a master of science in either theoretical or experimental physics. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required. A strong motivation to work hard and compete at the higest international level is required. As a PhD student you will be required to work independantly and be self-motivated, and to function well within a team.
Start date: According to agreement. Preferably August 1, 2012.
The employment is normally four years with a possibility of extension to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties are included in the employment.
Application deadline: May 31, 2012
Employer’s reference number: S-2012-0426
Applications may only be sent by email to: email@example.com
Please, write reference number S-2012-0426 in the email subject!
An application should include the following information in PDF format:
- List of publications (if any)
- A brief statement of research interest and reason from pursuing a PhD.
- Copies of diploma and Masters thesis.
- Name of up to three references who can be contacted on your behalf.
- Any other relevant material which the applicant would like to be taken into account.
Professor David Haviland
Phone: +46 8 553 781 37
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