Associate Professor in III-V Semiconductor Quantum Device Technology

About the job

Quantum enhanced technologies are anticipated to drastically increase the performance of consumer devices and services, from medical diagnostics and imaging to high-precision navigation and the Internet of Things (IoT). There have recently been large advances in quantum materials, incl. semiconductors, 2D van der Waals, topological, Dirac, and Weyl materials promising for device ideas based on new concepts for information transport, sensing, logic, optics, memory, and communication technology. At the same time, quantum communications hold promises for next generation internet, ultra-high frequency (>THz) communications and secure information exchange. Hence, to strengthen this strategic area at IES, we open one Associate Professor position on molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) synthesis of novel III-V semiconductor nanostructure materials for quantum communication.

The hired person shall contribute to and expand the ongoing research in the nanoelectronics and photonics (NF) group at IES, particularly with research on III-V semiconductor nanowire-based materials for quantum communication. The candidate is also expected to develop interdisciplinary collaboration outside the NF group.

The candidate is expected to contribute, as well as establish, externally funded research programs and contribute effectively to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. Candidates with ambitions to apply for ERC grants are encouraged to apply.

The MBE lab at IES comprises a Veeco Gen 930 MBE system (installed 2015) used for epitaxial growth of III-As and III-Sb semiconductor materials and a recently upgraded Veeco Gen II MBE system for epitaxial growth of III-N semiconductor materials. IES has several characterization labs, including a nanophotonics lab. IES also has access to advanced micro- and nanofabrication at NTNU Nanolab. The Department hosts the Centre for Geophysical Forecasting (a center for research-based innovation) and the strategic research area Energy Efficient Computing Systems.IES is also part of the strategic research initiative Enersense focusing on the nexus of energy efficiency, energy storage and sensor technologies.

The hired Associate Professor’s immediate leader is the Discipline/Group leader at the Department.

Duties of the position

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • Developing and maintaining an internationally recognized research activity within the subject area.
  • Take part in interdisciplinary research collaborations, both within the NF group, and with other national and international partners. Securing research funding from national and international funding agencies.
  • Contribute with developing an innovative course portfolio at the undergraduate and graduate level in quantum technologies.
  • Educate and supervise students at MSc level. Supervising PhD and postdoctoral fellowships.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate is an experimentalist strong in the fundamentals of MBE synthesis of heterostructured III-V semiconductor materials with documented ability to apply theoretical concepts and advanced analysis for experimental realizations. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:- III-V semiconductor MBE synthesis of quantum materials including nanowires and quantum dots.- III-V semiconductor device technology for quantum communication based on MBE-synthesis.

You must have the qualifications required for the position of Associate Professor in the field of nanoelectronics and photonics, as outlined in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts 

The candidate must

  • have a PhD in electrical engineering, physics, or similar and a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program.
  • be an experimentalist with strong background in the fundamentals of MBE synthesis of III-V semiconductor nano/quantum materials and device structures.
  • have documented expertise in at least one of the following areas:

III-As/III-Sb based MBE synthesis and characterization of nano/quantum materials and device structures.III-N based MBE synthesis and characterization of nano/quantum materials and device structures.

  • have good oral and written communication skills in English.

You must document relevant basic competence in teaching and supervision at a university/higher education-level, as referenced in the Norwegian national Regulations. If this cannot be documented, you will be required to complete an approved course in university pedagogy within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.

New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.

Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in didactic development for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Semiconductor Quantum Device Technology.
  • Experience with leading research and supervising students at master and PhD level.
  • Experience with initiating and leading research projects and writing grant proposals.
  • Experience in teaching and formal pedagogical qualifications.
  • Minimum two years of research experience after the PhD. This experience should be within the core area of the position.
  • Experience with device processing in cleanroom.
  • Experience with quantum communication devices.

Personal qualities

  • Goal- and result oriented, proactive and with great ability to implement
  • Collaborative abilities/network builder
  • Strategic/analytical
  • Team builder with a positive attitude who values initiatives and viewpoints from others
  • Communicate in a clear, precise, and structured manner thereby achieving acceptance for ideas and plans

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

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Application Process

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CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.

Department of Electronic Systems

The digitalization of Norway is impossible without electronic systems. We are Norway’s leading academic environment in this field, and contribute with our expertise in areas ranging from nanoelectronics, phototonics, signal processing, radio technology and acoustics to satellite technology and autonomous systems. Knowledge of electronic systems is also vital for addressing important challenges in transport, energy, the environment, and health. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .