The Multifunctional Ferroic Materials groupof Prof. Manfred Fiebig at ETH Zürich is seeking a student for a
PhD position in nonlinear laser spectroscopy of functional ferroic materials
The PhD projectbuilds on the world-leading expertise in multiferroics and nonlinear laser spectroscopy in our team. Its goal is to explore magnetoelectric coupling effects in bulk crystals and heterostructures uniting magnetic and electric long-range order. The coexistence leads to novel, sometimes exotic phases and properties that will be investigated laser-optically at the level of domains, domain walls and interfaces. Some of these states may be the source of new types of functional magnetoelectronic devices, others may reflect fundamental physical concepts as they play a role in the formation of the early universe.
The successful candidateshould have a strong background in experimental laser optics and be interested in working as a team player in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface between optics and condensed-matter physics. Candidates should be highly motivated, self-organized, creative, displaying initiative and used to thinking sideways. If you like to work on open-ended problems with an urge on understanding phenomena at their roots; if you like to work and think interdisciplinarily and if you feel a fascination for what you can do with light you should apply. The tentative starting date for this position is January 2017.
For further information
please visit our website www.ferroic.mat.ethz.ch
We look forwardto receiving your online application including (1) a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, (2) a CV including publications and presentations, (3) diplomas and a list of courses attended, (4) references (optional) as PDF files. Please send it to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Matthias Steiger, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich. Selection will start immediately, so early submissions are strongly encouraged.
Applications via email cannot be considered.