Postdoctoral position in oxide nano-electronics Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience

Postdoctoral position in oxide nano-electronics


The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the research/the project/the division

We are looking for a motivated researher to explore topological superconductivity in complex oxide interfaces. Interfaces between oxide insulators may have striking properties: high mobility of charge carriers, an unconventional spin-orbit coupling and 2D magnetism, as well as superconductivity at low temperature. The basic element of this technology is a quasi-one dimensional channel, the properties of which can be locally tuned by electric fields to create both topological and non-topological superconducting sections, as well as metallic or even insulating tunneling barriers. It has characteristics for a practical realization of theory-based proposals of quantum bits, where topological protection prevents scattering of electrons at the edges.


The Postdoctoral Researcher position is a part of the QUANTOX project recently funded within the QuantERA network ( The consortium is composed of leading European groups and offers excellent opportunities to multi-disciplinary work in collaboration with experimental and theoretical experts in nano-science and topological quantum computation.


The post-doc position is to be placed at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience-MC2. A group of several senior researchers and PhD students is working in the field of oxide electronics that has its origin in superconductivity and superconducting devices. There are links to the Graphene Flagship program (coordinated by Chalmers) and a large national program on quantum computing.

Major responsibilities

The project includes, largely, fabrication and characterization of nano-devices based on oxide hetero-junctions. Also, design and tests of quasi one-dimensional nanowires with multiple gates for manipulation of quantum states will be performed. Fabrication is done at MC2 and includes thin film growth by pulsed laser deposition and patterning using electron beam lithography and ion etching. Sample characterization will be performed in a dilution refrigerator at a base temperature of 20 mK and high magnetic fields up to 14 T.

You will work in a research group but are expected to take your own initiatives and work independently. There may be opportunities to participate in teaching and supervision of master and PhD students. The obtained skills should be very useful in future research within academia or industry.

Position summary

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


A candidate should have a PhD degree in Physics, Material Science, Nano-technology, or equivalent, generally not older than three years. A knowledge of solid state physics and experience in clean room work is required. Knowledge in superconductivity, electron-beam lithography is of high advantage. Good communication skills in English are expected.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180245 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) including:
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 May, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Alexei Kalaboukhov, MC2-QDPL, e-mail:
Professor Dag Winkler, MC2-QDPL, e-mail:

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