Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology
March 22, 2024
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M-2417 – POST DOC FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR LOW-POWER ELECTRONICS Temporary contract 30 months Belvaux Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https: // www. list.lu/

Discover our Materials department: https: // www. list.lu/en/materials/

How will you contribute?

Interested to contribute to sustainable computing? Researchers from Intel Corporation (USA) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) will join forces to study the use of ferroelectric materials in next generation electronics. Ferroelectrics feature a permanent electric dipole that can be reoriented by an external voltage, which allows to build efficient field-effect transistors. Join us and work on project SWITCHON to understand and optimize this “voltage control” and reduce power consumption.

We focus our efforts on optimizing the switching of the ferroelectric polarization in ultrathin ferroelectric films, so it can be achieved at very low applied voltages. You, as postdoc, contribute by using quantum-mechanical (first-principles) simulation methods to study these nano-ferroelectrics in realistic conditions, investigating their couplings with surrounding materials (e.g., metallic electrodes) to determine how such interfacial effects may hamper (or facilitate) ferroelectric switching. The work combines advanced atomistic simulations with novel aspects of interface physics and phase transitions in quasi-2D nano-materials.

In this project you are part of a world-leading theory and simulation group in the field of ferroelectrics and functional materials (LIST), and work in close collaboration with researchers from Intel. This project constitutes a unique training opportunity that will boost your research career in either academy or industry, all while contributing to improve the lives of everyone in the planet!

Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply


You hold a PhD degree in Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics or related discipline.

You have a good understanding of first-principles quantum simulation methods, e.g. based on density functional theory.

Fluency in spoken and written English is a must. So, you're the one we're looking for !

Your LIST benefits
  • An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects
  • Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society
  • Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
  • Personalized learning programme to foster our staff's soft and technical skills
  • Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions
  • Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science
  • 32 days' paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers
  • Apply online

    https: // www. list.lu/en/jobs/materials/

    Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter explaining your interest in the position and detailing your experience
  • A scientific CV with contact details
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
  • Contact details of 2 references
  • Application procedure and conditions

    We kindly request applicants to provide their nationality for statistical purposes only, as part of our commitment to promoting diversity and ensuring equal opportunities in our workforce. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any discriminatory purposes.

    LIST is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.

    Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. An assessment committee will thoroughly evaluate applications, adhering to guidelines designed to ensure equal opportunities. The primary criteria for selection will be the alignment of the applicant's existing skills and expertise with the requirements mentioned above.

    Supervision is done by Prof. Jorge Íñiguez-González and you're part the “Ferroic Materials for Transducers” group (25-30 members)

    Preferably, candidates shall be available for starting their position in September 2024.


    To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced


    The following languages are optional but are considered a plus.

  • Read C1 Advanced
  • Write C1 Advanced

    Speak C1 Advanced

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