Monday, May 19, 2008

PhD Studentship Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Germany

Within the Research Group ¡Inorganic and Physical Chemistry¢ of Hasselt University, the following position (m/f) available:

PhD Studentship Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (2 x 2 years)
(mandate SBG/2008/001)

Job description
This PhD research is situated in the frame of a collaboration between the Institute of Materials research and the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC). Within the group of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry and in a highly interdisciplinary context (chemistry / materials physics / electronics), research will be performed towards the development and the introduction of new metal oxide materials for micro/nano-electronic devices of future technology generations, aiming to meet the ever increasing demand of miniaturisation. The PhD project will focus on the study and optimisation of wet-chemical synthesis routes for innovative high-K dielectric metal oxides and the characterisation of their ultrathin layers in view of finding suitable next generation dielectrics for logic and DRAM devices. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with IMEC and with other disciplines within the institute for Materials Research.

Profile and diploma
Candidates are able to work independently and to conduct their research in an interdisciplinary context. A strong interest in inorganic and physical chemistry, materials science and thermodynamics as well as in the synthesis and characterisation of materials with applications in electronics is encouraged. The candidates should have an adequate basic-knowledge of chemistry and materials science and should therefore have a diploma of: Master in (applied) Chemistry or (applied) Physics, Bio engineer, Master in Industrial Sciences, Civil Engineer or equivalent diploma.

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* Prof. dr. M. Van Bael, +32-(0)11-26 83 82,
* Prof. dr. J. Mullens, +32-(0)11-26 83 08,

* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Jef Vanvoorden, 011-26 80 80,
Applicants must use the official application forms
* which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan - building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 11 - 26 80 03
* or which can be downloaded here pdf-file / Word format.
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Friday, June 6th 2008.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: