2012 PhD Student in Nanostructure Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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A PhD student position is announced at the Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. We are looking for an outstanding student who is interested in working at the forefront of experimental physics and applied mathematics in Nanoscale science and engineering. The student will work towards a PhD thesis on the development of new forms of multifrequency atomic force microscopy. The project will be carried out together with a team, and will involve measurement with an atomic force microscope, theoretical model building, using and designing specialized signal processing electronics, and the develompent of data analysis algorithms. A strong interest in experimental science and apratus development is required. Good computer programing skills and mathematical analysis skills will be needed. The scientific focus of the project is on tribology and the study of dissipation at nanoscale.

A suitable background for this position would be a master of science in either theoretical or experimental physics. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required. A strong motivation to work hard and compete at the higest international level is required. As a PhD student you will be required to work independantly and be self-motivated, and to function well within a team.

Deadline: August 1, 2012

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