Postdoc in Surfaces and Thin Films (1.0 FTE)

Research / Academic


The research mission of the Surfaces and Thin Films group is to carry out a competitive research programme in the field of Surface and Interface Physics with particular emphasis on crystalline organic and inorganic thin films, and functional molecules and molecular motors on surfaces, while training young researchers at the bachelor’s, master’s, PhD and postdoctoral level in state-of-the-art surface analysis techniques and research in the field.

We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow (PhD in Physics/Physical Chemistry or similar) who will perform cutting-edge experiments with our newly commissioned setup for time-resolved electron diffraction in transmission and in reflection geometries. S/he will also be responsible for the instructing and daily supervising master’s and PhD students working with time-resolved electron diffraction. Our facility is designed to grow thin films in situ and analyze them. Current research themes are ultrathin MgB2 superconducting films, metal nanoparticles/graphene, metallic thin films and 2D solids (transition metal dichalcogenides).


We are looking for a physicist/physical chemist (PhD), who has a good background in solid state physics/surface science and time-resolved electron diffraction in particular. Good experience with ultrahigh vacuum is a plus.

Salary Benefits:

The University of Groningen offers a salary up to a maximum of € 3,389 gross per month (salary scale 10 step 5 Dutch Universities (PhD) by a full-time appointment).

Employment basis: time-limited employment for two years.

You may apply for this position by sending in your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae at least until 28 March 2019 by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The applications will be separately considered as soon as possible after the submission and the application form will remain active until the position is filled.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code and European Commission's: European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers.
Work Hours:

38 hours per week


Broerstraat 5