The Department of Physics at NTNU announces an open permanent/tenured position as Associate Professor in physics within the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) towards functional materials, with main responsibility for spectroscopy of functional materials and quantitative analytical techniques to measure functional properties at the sub-nm scale. The associate professor will be based within the TEM group in the Physics Department and collaborating with other research groups working on functional materials at the Faculty (for example the center of excellence QuSpin and the FACET group).
The TEM group is a partner in ESTEEM3 (2019-2023, INFRARIA Horizon2020). Ongoing research extends through various fields of condensed matter physics, diffraction physics and materials technology, from cooperation with industry on aluminum alloy development, to semiconductor nanowires, third generation solar cells and novel nanomaterials. The TEM group has a long-term strategic collaboration with SINTEF through the TEM Gemini Centre. The Centre is running the Trondheim node in the national infrastructure NORTEM. Currently, the Department has three TEM instruments including a double-corrected coldFEG JEOL ARM with plans of extending the infrastructure in the coming years.
The department is currently expanding. It has activity in condensed matter physics/material physics, soft/complex physics, biopolymer physics, medical physics, astro-particle physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics and university didactics. The department recruits the best physics students in Norway. It also offers a large number of courses in physics for other study programs at NTNU.
The position reports to Head of Department.
The successful candidate is expected to further develop experimental transmission electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques dedicated to functional materials and candidate materials for spintronic devices in a manner that forms synergetic connections with the current experimental and theoretical activities within the department. He/she will take a leading role in developing this field and setting up a strong research program over the next decades.
The Associate Professor will have a specific responsibility for teaching courses within (experimental) condensed matter physics, but must also be able to teach general courses in physics at bachelor level. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to supervise master students, research fellows and doctoral candidates in his/her discipline and to take part in the departmental administrative work.
The candidate should contribute actively to the further development of national and international collaborations of the TEM group and the department.
The Associate Professor will be responsible together with other academic staff for managing and developing the department and the activities within research, teaching and outreach.
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