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PhD student in the scientific field Materials Physics

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    27 augusti

  • Sök jobbet senast

    6 oktober

Om jobbet

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.


Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student to a doctoral degree on the subject of Defects in Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors for Quantum Technologies, in the scientific field Materials Physics,
formally based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).


As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

You will be involved in a team work on point defects in wide band gap semiconductors (primarily silicon carbide, SiC, and gallium nitride, GaN) which exhibit properties suitable for their utilization in quantum technology. Optical and spin properties of various point defects will be investigated also on a single-defect level using advanced optical and magnetic resonance characterization techniques. Our group has also large experience on optical and electron-paramagnetic-resonance characterization of defects in SiC, GaN and other semiconductors. The project is financed by a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) foundation, one of the largest sponsors of science in Sweden.

You will participate also in the building of a pulsed-ODMR (optically detected magnetic resonance) setup for characterization and manipulation of single spins associated with point defects in SiC and other semiconductors. The ODMR technique combines optical spectroscopy (photoluminescence excited by an external laser) with electron paramagnetic resonance measurement when the sample is subjected to magnetic field.


Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

A suitable background is Master of Science or Master’s Degree with specialization in physics, chemistry or materials engineering. Computer skills, and especially programming skills are advantageous.

Appointment time

The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.


The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives

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Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 6, 2019.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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