Principal investigator in experimental condensed matter physics: quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

The Latvian Quantum initiative (LQI) is a partnership between leading academic institutions in Latvia recognized for research excellence in specific domains of quantum technologies. The initiative has been granted dedicated funding for development of research potential in quantum technologies, leveraging synergies between participating labs. LQI is part of the European Network of National Quantum initiatives and is led by profs. Andris Ambainis and Vyacheslavs Kashcheyevs.
Within this initiative, we are seeking to appoint leading researcher who will be in charge of developing competitive experimental research direction in the area of quantum materials and nanoelectronic devices, focusing on, but not limited to topological insulators and their architectures with 2D materials, combining phenomenology of new materials and superconductivity at the meso and nanoscale.
The applicant will join the research and academic environment of the University of Latvia Institute of Chemical Physics, and Department of Physics institution and will have access to state of the art Nanotechnology center facilities at the Institute of Solid State Physics
The future holder of this position is an established researcher in the field of condensed matter physics and has hands-on experience in instrumentation of cryogenic equipment, quantum transport of low dimensional systems / nanoelectronic devices at low temperatures.
The applicant will be expected to complement the ongoing research activities at the University of Latvia and develop them further, in terms of joint research projects and by attracting third- party funding, and to build a research group, strengthening the experimental condensed matter physics at University of Latvia. The candidate will contribute in development of courses in condensed matter physics and nanoelectronic devices, and the position includes a teaching component in the research area.