PD position in Delft, Van der Sar lab: Probing the magnetic textures and spin-wave properties of 2D magnets using NV magnetometry

Research in the Van der Sar lab

Research in the Van der Sar Lab focuses on studying condensed-matter physics using nanoscale magnetic sensing. A central role is played by the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) spin in diamond - an atomic-sized magnetic-field sensor controlled using methods from quantum information processing. NV magnetometry is a high-resolution, quantitative magnetic imaging technique that is compatible with a large range of temperatures, providing a platform that is well suited for exploring correlated-spin phenomena such as spin transport in mesoscopic magnets.

Job description
In this project you will study the magnetic textures and spin-wave transport properties of complex-oxide heterostructures and van der Waals magnets. These materials are currently in the research spotlight as they provide promising new systems for developing new nanoscale spin science and technology. To study these systems, you will use a cryogenic, scanning-NV magnetic imaging system that combines techniques from quantum optics and quantum information processing with scanning probe microscopy. 


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a PhD degree in physics. Experience with spin physics, optics, scanning-probe microscopy, and/or cryogenics is desirable, but not required. Most importantly, the candidate should be fascinated by being able to explore fundamental condensed-matter physics using this state-of-the-art measurement technique. Fluency in English is required.
Employment conditions

Payscale: 10.5, gross salary: € 3.389 - € 4.018 per month, full-time basis
Contract type: temporary, 2 years
Moreover, TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

The Van der Sar Lab is part of the department of Quantum Nanoscience at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology. Delft is a university town close to the larger cities of The Hague and Rotterdam (both <15 min. by train) and Amsterdam (~ an hour by train).

How to apply
Please apply by sending a CV and Cover Letter to

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