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Funded PhD Position - BeMAGIC

Funded PhD position open on Inorganic-organic 3D-structured multiferroics for electronics and biomedical applications.

Project Title: Inorganic-organic 3D-structured multiferroics for electronics and biomedical applications.

Objectives: Development of novel 3D structured multiferroics based on mesoporous magnetostrictive oxides, and combining these with ferroelectrics (e.g. PVDF-based or other oxides); assessment of the ferroelectric and ME performance; cytotoxity tests.

Expected results: Growth of mesoporous oxide magnetostrictive films filled with a ferroelectric (inorganic/organic multiferroic) with enhanced magnetoelectric effects and/or no cytotoxic effects; local assessment of the ferroelectric behaviour using innovative customized micro-coils systems; enhanced energy efficiency in the resulting devices.

Skills to be developed: Oxide thin film growth by physical vapour deposition, use and modification, where appropriate, of magnetic and electrical characterization equipment (range of magnetometers, ferroelectric testing, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, working with cell cultures). Previous experience in one or more of these areas is beneficial but not essential.

Degree Requirement: The ideal candidate will have a Masters (or in exceptional circumstances a Bachelors) in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

Prof. J. Driscoll is one of the group leaders in the Device Materials Group, in which materials systems currently under study are complex magnetic oxides, magnetoelectrics, superconductors, and resistive memory materials (https://www.dmg.msm.cam.ac.uk/directory/jld35).

BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centres/companies across Europe. The duration of the appointment is 3 years, starting in spring 2020, and the salary will comprise a living allowance of €44,895.96 and a mobility allowance of €7,200 per year. Importantly, the Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected.

Eligible early-stage researchers (ESRs) are those who are, at the date of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Researchers can be nationals of any country (including all countries outside Europe). Please see full eligibility criteria here: https://bemagic-etn.eu/project/eligibility

 

Application procedure: Interested applicants should provide a full CV and a letter of interest on the following website: https://bemagic-etn.eu/project/offered-esr-positions

Closing date: 15/1/20

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