PostDoc (m/f/d)

Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI), Berlin

The Paul Drude Institute (PDI) performs basic research as a lively symbiosis of materials science and solid state physics. Our research aims at inspiring and demonstrating new functionalities for future information technologies. As a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. we are an independent research institute with about 100 employees. We are located in the very heart of the city near Gendarmenmarkt.

PostDoc (m/f/d)

Selective-area van der Waals epitaxy of atomically thin hexagonal boron nitride on graphene

PDI has excellent expertise and facilities for the growth and investigation of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) films, a 2D wide bandgap semiconductor that is promising for various applications. We have established scalable synthesis of high-quality, atomically thin h-BN films via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on metal templates. Additionally, van der Waals (vdW) epitaxy of h-BN on graphene was explored, which enabled us to fabricate h-BN/graphene vdW heterostructures with sharp interfaces. Now, we are seeking a postdoc to develop spatially-controlled growth of h-BN on graphene based on our concept of defect-mediated epitaxy. The main goal is to make use of defects, created in graphene with high precision via ion irradiation, to achieve tailored epitaxy of h-BN. Besides MBE growth and sample characterization, the postdoc will investigate defect-engineering in graphene. The research will be conducted within the framework of a project involving researchers from the partner institutes. 

You should have a PhD in experimental solid state physics or related fields as well as experience with epitaxy, materials characterization, and publications. We are looking for a team player with a high level of communication skills and the assertiveness to work in a highly motivated team of researchers and technicians.

The position is limited to 3 years. Payment is according to TVöD Bund (Treaty for German public service). PDI is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply. Among equally qualified applicants preference will be given to disabled candidates.

Please submit your application as PDF via email by January 30, 2021 to jobs(at)pdi-berlin.de with reference to project ENGRAVE in the subject, including a dedicated cover letter, CV, publication list, letter(s) of recommendation, degree(s) and transcript(s).

For information about the project contact Dr. J. Marcelo J. Lopes, lopes(at)pdi-berlin.de.

You may find more details at www.pdi-berlin.de.