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Postdoc In Ultrafast Heat Transport in Quantum Materials

Postdoc In Ultrafast Heat Transport in Quantum Materials

If you are interested in novel physical phenomena that take place at short timescales and small length scales and you want to contribute to novel (opto)electronic and thermal technologies, then this job advertisement is for you.
(Post-doctoral) Researcher
Irène Curie Fellowship
Applied Physics and Science Education
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Job description

The goal of this project is to understand the physical phenomena that take place at short timescales and small length scales in 2D quantum materials, with a particular focus on the transport of heat. You will use state-of-the-art ultrafast optical and optoelectronic techniques and advanced nanomaterial fabrication techniques. The position will be linked to the ERC Starting Grant of K.J. Tielrooij, leader of the Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems group that recently started at TU/e. More information:

Job requirements

  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in physics, or a comparable domain.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience in research on 2D layered materials and/or experience with (ultrafast) optical techniques and/or scanning near-field microscopy measurements.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • A team player who enjoys coaching PhD and Master's students and working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.
  • A proven ability to manage complex projects to completion on schedule.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English, good communication skills.
  • Independent and responsible.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for 2 years.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,557 max. €4,670). 
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact contact Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, associate professor and leader of the Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems group, k.j.tielrooij[at]

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We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.