Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position in a new semiconductors and materials laboratory, equipped with world-class facilities and advanced instrumentation.
We seek highly motivated individuals holding a PhD degree in physics, physical electronics or other relevant disciplines. The candidate should have several years experience in diluted magnetic semiconductor related research; including experience in magnetic measurements and spin polarization techniques such as the SQUID technique, the Hall measurements, the X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements and spintronics devices; full understanding to magnetic behaviour of diluted magnetic semiconductor films and nanostructures. Experience of structural and optical characterisation is an added advantage. The successful candidate will work in a rich scientific environment through collaboration project with Imperial College London, funded by Global Collaborative Research (GCR) at KAUST
The successful candidate will be involved in the collaborative project on diluted magnetic ZnO doped with potential dopants for new generation of spintronic devices. Depending on the successful candidate’s interests, part of the project can also be devoted to processing and characterization of devices.
A high level of self-motivation, professional competence and a good command of oral and written English, PC skills, the ability to work in a team as well as alone, and good organizational skills are essential.
List of Duties and Responsibilities of the Post
-Carrying out magnetic characterizations and analysis.
-Carrying out structural characterizations.
-In consultation with supervisor, deciding on research directions and goals, within remit of original project proposal.
-Contributing to the documentation of all research results for inclusion in papers, reports and presentations, and contributing to the preparation of papers through completed drafts, reports and presentations.
-Supporting of less experienced members of the project team eg PhD students.
-Contributing to the preparation of technical reports for grant awarding bodies.
-Presenting scientific results at appropriate national and international conferences
-Developing and maintaining external collaborations.
-Purchasing of equipment and materials with agreement of supervisor.
-Carrying out duties assigned by the Research Supervisor.
-Planning experimental activities and working towards deadlines.
-Exchanging the information with the colleagues to ensure efficient working.
-Maintaining co-operation at all levels with external bodies.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in physics or other relevant disciplines and must have several years experience in the field of magnetic diluted semiconductor.
Appointment, salary and benefits
Appointment period: One year, renewable annually.
Salary:Competitive allowance based on experience. No tax is paid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Other benefits: Free housing, medical, dental, air transportation to KAUST, one round-trip airline ticket per year to visit home country.
Interested applicants should send their application to:
Dr Iman S Roqan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The successful application should include:
Document 1: a full length CV including
- Professional experiences,
- Current situation and potential starting date.
Document2: a short statement of previous work and research projects (no more than one A4 page).
Document 3: three professional reference letters.
The candidate is expected to join by beginning of August. However, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is an international, graduate-level research university located on the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement that will benefit the region and the world, KAUST will exemplify the future of world-class research. It is the vibrant home to an international community of students, faculty and staff, researchers, and families, situated in a unique Red Sea coastal location near Thuwal, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Jeddah – Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. The total area of the self-contained community spans more than 36 million square meters, including a unique coral reef ecosystem that the University will preserve as a marine sanctuary. At opening, KAUST will house the Shaheen Supercomputer, a 16-rack IBM Blue Gene/P System, equipped with 4 gigabytes of memory per node and capable of 222 teraflops — or 222 trillion floating-point-operations — per second, making KAUST’s campus in Thuwal the site of one of the world’s fastest supercomputers. KAUST will also be connected directly into the worldwide research networks, running 10 Gbps directly to networks such as Internet2 & GEANT2. The infrastructure is designed with future IT requirements and developments in mind, including installation of 100,000 Ethernet ports and 500 kilometers of cables, with abundant dark fiber ready to be activated when needed. More details are available at http://www.kaust.edu.sa/