Publication Date
Application Deadline
Position Category
Post Doctoral fellow appointment
Reference Number
Herakleion, Crete, Greece
Contact Person
Start Date

Position Description

DOMINION provides an intimate engagement of syntheses and characterisation for a wide range of layered iron-based chalcogenide compounds. The successful candidate will study the fundamental physics of iron-based chalcogenide magnets and superconductors, made up of functional molecular components with nanoscale dimensions. For this, user-facility photon and neutron science labs will be utilized to generate key insights on how structure and spontaneous magnetic transitions influence the superconducting electron pairing. Knowledge of correlated-electron physics/materials and physical crystallography, including diffraction experiments and data analysis strategies, will be invaluable for this innovative research project.

The challenges set out here will be tackled through a cross-disciplinary, collaborative initiative between European (Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland) and US DOE scientists (Brookhaven National Lab, NY & National High Magnetic Field Lab, FL). A comprehensive range of research activities, engaging young researchers (PhD and post-doc levels) with senior scientists, is organized to facilitate a resource-sharing culture and tackle open questions.

Host Lab: Quantum Materials & Magnetism Laboratory (

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Related Project

DOMINION - Deciphering the workings of molecule intercalated iron chalcogenides

Required Qualifications

• PhD degree in Physical Sciences
• Demonstrated ability in quantitative structural analysis methods (e.g. Rietveld analysis)
• Proved experience in analytical experimental techniques, including, magnetometry and X-ray diffraction
• Excellent knowledge of the English language

Greek male candidates must have fulfilled their military obligations

Desirable Qualifications

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals and scientific presentations in conferences
  • MSc degree in experimental condensed matter physics materials science will be an advantage
  • Programming skills for data acquisition and reduction will be beneficial
  • Successful candidates must be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment

Application Procedure

In order to be considered, the application must include:
• Application Form (please download file from the link to the left)
• A cover letter describing your research interests
• CV and publications list
• Two (2) reference letters, e-mailed directly to and cc to
• Scanned copies of the ready available academic titles

Applications received before January 3, 2021 will receive immediate attention; however, applications will be reviewed thereafter until the position is filled. Videoconference interviews will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

Appointment Duration

12 months