Postdoc In Ultrafast Spatiotemporal Microscopy of Layered Quantum Materials

Eindhoven University of Technology
May 31, 2024
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Postdoc In Ultrafast Spatiotemporal Microscopy of Layered Quantum Materials

Are you interested in layered quantum materials? And interested in performing ultrafast spatiotemporal (electron) microscopy experiments? Then this job advertisement is for you!


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



Applied Physics and Science Education



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Job description

We are currently looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for a new position within the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Insitute at Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). In the project connected to this position, we aim to elucidate novel ultrafast heat transport phenomena in layered quantum materials using ultrafast spatiotemporal electron microscopy and photocurrent microscopy. The research will take place through a collaboration between the group of Jom Luiten, and the group of Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, which recently moved to Eindhoven. We offer excellent primary and secondary benefits, a highly innovative and prospering academic ecosystem, and are situated in one of the strongest high-tech hotspots worldwide. A background in ultrafast microscopy and/or photocurrent microscopy and/or electron microscopy and/or 2D materials and/or phonons and heat transport is highly appreciated.

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 microscopy techniques and/or phonons and heat transport
  • 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. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • 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 the hiring managers Klaas-Jan Tielrooij at [email protected] or Jom Luiten at [email protected].

    Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact HR Services, [email protected]. Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


    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 May 31 st 2024.

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