PD position in Leiden, Van der Molen group: Charge transport in LEEM



We are looking for a skilled post-doctoral fellow to join the ‘ESCHER’ project on low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM). The aim is to investigate the (charge transport) properties of two-dimensional systems that are close to the percolation threshold. Specifically, you will study the conductance properties of a set of fascinating molecules, inserted in 2D-networks of nanoparticles. Furthermore, you will investigate the metal-insulator transition in thin complex oxide films. For your research, you will combine the best of LEEM and PEEM (photo-electron emission microscopy, and spectroscopy) with conductance experiments. You will make use of the state-of-the-art ‘ESCHER’ set-up in Leiden. The ‘ESCHER’ team is connected to the group ‘Atomic and Molecular Conductors’.


We are looking for a highly qualified and intrinsically motivated experimental researcher with a doctorate and strong track record in hard condensed matter physics and/or surface science. Preferably, you will have ample experience in using state-of-the-art (spectroscopic) surface science equipment. You should have the social skills and scientific independence to be a leading member within the ‘ESCHER’ team.

For further information please contact Sense Jan van der Molen by sending an e-mail to:

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29 March 2011 - 1 January 2021

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