September 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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A PhD research fellow position in the field of functional magnetic nanostructures is available. The PhD project is part of our research program Novel topological spin textures for low-energy spintronics financed by The Research Council of Norway. Using state-of-the-art magnetic force microscopy the PhD candidate will explore completely new types of nanoscale spin textures that arise in chiral magnets and investigate their dynamical response and functional properties. The goal of this PhD project is to develop a comprehensive understanding about the zoo of emergent stable field configurations and learn how to control the spin textures by electrical currents and magnetic fields, extending device paradigms into new realms of magnetism.

The candidate should hold a university degree (Master of Science or equivalent) in materials physics, nano-science/technology, or equivalent. Background and experience in magnetism and scanning probe microscopy are desired. We search for a person that is creative, innovative and can work independently. The person we are searching for has good communication skills and is able to collaborate with other PhD candidates and international researchers. The applicant should also be flexible and willing to travel whenever experiments require additional training or highly specialized equipment.

Aspired starting date is in November / December, 2017.

Detailed information on our PhD programs is found at:

The regulations for PhD programs at NTNU state that the applicant must have a master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) and C or better on the BSc. Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and work related duties.

The appointment of the PhD will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. All applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English (in speaking and writing). PhD scholarship recipients are employed for three years in the position. The position as PhD research fellow is remunerated according to the Norwegian State salary scale. There is a 2% deduction for superannuation contribution.

For more information about the position please contact: Assoc. Professor Dennis Meier, e-mail:

Information about the department and the research group can be found online at: and

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