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Postdoctoral Fellow Direct band gap Group IV laser spectroscopy

About this job

Company & location
Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Doctorate (PhD/DPhil/DEng/Dr.-Ing.)
Job reference code
Last updated
Nov 30, 2017

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 2100 people.

For an ongoing SNF-funded project of the Quanten Technologies Group - which is part of the Micro and Nanotechnologie Laboratory (LMN) - where we follow a most advanced avenue to realize an integrated laser sources for the Si photonic platform we are looking for a

Postdoctoral Fellow Direct band gap Group IV laser spectroscopy

Your tasks

The scientific agenda of the Quanten Technologies Group derives from the synthesis of our knowledge from “old” materials such as silicon and germanium with new concepts, including technologies related to the quantum states in these materials. Here we are interested to study the radiative recombination efficiency of direct bandgap Group IV semiconductor systems such as alloyed GeSn and strained Ge.

Within the current project, you will be responsible for the time resolved spectroscopy of the optical properties of such direct bandgap Group IV semiconductor systems which you perform at the Swiss Light Source (SLS).

As such you will closely collaborate with our research partners from the ETH Zürich, CEA LETI in Grenoble, Forschungszentrum Jülich and Stanford University.

Your profile

You hold a PhD in physics or electrical engineering, preferably with a background in solid-state semiconductor physics and opto-electronics. Practical skills in nanotechnology, and knowledge of laser device modelling and spectroscopy is highly welcome. You feel challenged by our ambitious project that may open the door for new concepts in data storage and unprecedented microprocessor performances. Also, a strong ability to team-up with others is required.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure. Your employment contract is limited to 20 months.

Paul Scherrer Institut

Human Resources Management

Sabrina Orteca

5232 Villigen

PSI, Switzerland

For further information please contact Dr Hans-Christian Sigg, phone +41 56 310 40 48.

Please submit your application Online here

(including list of publications and addresses of referees for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow).