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Phd Position: The Next Generation Of Magnetoresistive Devices

Clasificación del trabajo: Profesionales científicos e intelectuales : Profesionales de la enseñanza : Profesores de universidades y de la enseñanza superior : Profesores de universidades y de la enseñanza superior.

Arbejde, der forudsætter viden på højeste niveau inden for pågældende område : Undervisning og pædagogisk arbejde : Undervisning og forskning ved universiteter og højere læreranstalter : Undervisning og forskning på universiteter og højere læreranstalter

Descripción de la oferta de trabajo:

Do you want to work in the field of advanced materials and be involved in high profile research project on the forefront of science?

We have an available position as a PhD student in the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage (DTU Energy), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on a research project dealing with investigating the next generation of magnetoresistive sensors. This is a collaborative work within the EuroTech Universities Alliance where another PhD working on related area will be hired at the Oxide Electronics Group, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. The project will also be in close collaboration with DTU Physics.

Research project

We all use magnetic field sensors, several times every day. The detection of magnetic fields is the cornerstone in applications ranging from hard drives and navigation to biomagnetic imaging and nanoparticle detection. The simplest way to measure magnetic fields is using magnetoresistive sensors where a simple measurement of electrical resistance directly reveals the external magnetic field value. Despite extensive research, these sensors still face fundamental limitations in measuring weak magnetic fields. Instead, other classes of magnetic sensor technologies with higher sensitivity are used, but to date these are very expensive, complex and bulky.

In this project, we will explore the possibility of making magnetoresistive sensors based on 2D materials, in particular high-mobility graphene. We aim to achieve unprecedented sensitivity towards detecting weak magnetic fields. On top of this, we will use external stimuli such as electric fields and strain to enhance the properties (magnetoresistance as well as other) of the sensor.

The project involves synthesis of materials and devices, various material characterization including magnetotransport and stimuli/response mapping of materials/devices. Finite element modelling and machine learning may also be part of the project, depending on the interest of the PhD candidate.

The overall aims are therefore:

  • To develop the world's best positive magnetoresistive device.
  • To use external stimuli to enhance material and device performances.


Candidates should hold a Master's degree (or equivalent), preferably in physics, nanoscience, or a materials science-related discipline.

The following qualifications are requested:

  • A good drive and high motivation
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Being able to work independently and in a team

Candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Experience in lithography
  • Experience with cryostats and magnetotransport measurements
  • Experience with finite element modeling
  • Experience in material synthesis and material science in general


The assessment of the applicants will be made by the Head of section Prof. Nini Pryds (, Prof. Vincenzo Esposito ( and Dr. Dennis Christensen (

We offer

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The PhD must be available to start on the 1st of December 2020. The expected starting date is flexible and would be discussed directly with the successful candidate. Workplace is DTU Energy, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information

For further information please contact Dr. Dennis Christensen ( or Prof. Nini Pryds (

Please do not send applications to these e-mail addresses, instead apply online as described below.


Please submit your online application no later than 12 November 2020 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file.

The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Energy is focusing on functional materials and their application in sustainable energy technology. Our research areas include fuel cells, electrolysis, solar cells, magnetic refrigeration, superconductivity and thermoelectrics. Additional information about the department can be found on

Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

País del trabajo: Dinamarca.

Número de puestos: 1.

Empleador: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet.

Instrucciones para solicitar:

Please apply using one of the specified channels

Forma de contacto:

  • Ciudad: Kongens Lyngby; Código postal: 2800; Calle: Anker Engelunds Vej, Número: 101
  • Sitio web:

Identificador de la vacante:5231779.

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