The project is funded by the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA CURIE Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. General information about the openings of the ITN 2Exciting can be found here.
ESR n°1 will focus on the use of femtosecond optical spectroscopy to explore possible handles for controlling the electron dynamics in two-dimensional semiconductors via external and internal parameters. To this end, the ESR will investigate the role of strain, defects, and the dielectric environment on the electron dynamics, the dynamics of bright and dark excitons, and the role of exciton diffusion for electron relaxation and contribute to the development of devices that base their functionality on the variation of these control parameters. explore the effect of strain on the electronic properties in 2DS, including tensile, biaxial, isotropic (3D) and shear strain. Influence of temperature, stacking, environment (substrate/dielectric), and defects will be considered. Close cooperation with experiments on the manipulation of electronic structure by strain is envisaged.
ESR n°2 will focus on the use of femtosecond optical spectroscopy to understand the role of the stacking angle on the charge separation and recombination and on the properties of indirect excitons as well as the influence of the Moiré pattern on the indirect exciton and the role of the bright and dark exciton level alignment on the valley polarization. To this end, the ESR will investigate the relaxation behaviour of bright and dark excitons in different heterostructures, the spin transfer in heterostructures and the possibility of dielectric control of the relaxation behaviour.
University degree (MSc degree or equivalent) in physics, materials science or similar. For additional eligibility rules and requirements please see here
The ideal candidates should have a background in solid state physics or physical chemistry and experience in optical spectroscopy.
M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Physics, Materials Science, or related fields.
Proof of English proficiency as communication and teaching language throughout 2Exciting is English.
Gross salary about 3400€ per month (plus 600€ monthly mobility allowance and 500€ monthly family allowance, if applicable).
Type of contract: Full employment 36-months contract.
How to apply
The candidates should follow two steps:
expressing their interest to the present announcement by 15.12.2020 - “Expression of interest”
applying to the official call of Politecnico di Milano that will be opened in Mid November - “Application to the Open call”
Expression of interest
Highly motivated candidates must express their interest via email to Prof. Christoph Gadermaier (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15.12.2020. The candidates must send their CV with a Cover Letter to the contacts here below. In the Cover Letter, please provide a brief motivation as to why you wish to become an ESR within 2Exciting. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed and invited to apply to the official call of Politecnico di Milano
Application to the Open Call
Pre-screened candidates will be invited to apply to the official open call of Politecnico di Milano (call to be announced and opened by mid November).
The selection process will be based on the CV and cover letter, followed by an interview for short-listed candidates.
The MSCA Program
Details about the MSCA program can be found at these links: link1, link2