PhD position in experimental solid state physics: Topological matter under extreme conditions

This was published on October 12, 2020

In the framework MARVEL's Agility Plus grant, the group of Ana Akrap at the University of Fribourg is looking for a motivated PhD student in experimental solid state physics.

We want to understand the charge dynamics of materials hosting light fermions, such as Weyl and Dirac semimetals, or topological insulators. We explore the materials' physics, studying their optical properties under extreme conditions: high magnetic fields, low temperatures, and under high pressure.

As a PhD candidate, your job will be to measure the optical and magneto-optical response of topological materials, under uniaxial pressure. You will be able to benefit from the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials programs related to young researchers advancement.
This is a full-time position.

Interested candidates should have:

– Undergraduate degree in physics or related subject
– Good knowledge of solid state physics
– Strong communication skills, fluency in written and spoken English
– Experience with cryogenic techniques, high magnetic fields, or spectroscopy, is an advantage

Women are particularly encouraged to apply!

For details on the research group and how to apply:

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