The Weber group is part of a coordinated effort at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) towards the investigation of novel topological states of matter, and their harnessing for future low-power electronics and quantum information processing applications. Our group is embedded in a strongly collaborative network, both locally with the Centre for High Resolution Instruments for Science (CHRIS), and internationally, with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).

We are looking for highly-skilled Project Officer with technical experience in one or more of the following areas:    

  • Nanofabrication of electronic devices and electrical characterizations at cryogenic temperatures
  • 2D materials' crystal growth by chemical vapour deposition (CVD)
  • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) science / cryogenics handling

Job Scope/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will – depending on expertise – aid the PI and research fellows in one or more of the following areas:

  • 2D materials crystal growth by chemical vapour deposition
  • Nanofabrication of two-dimensional (2D) and topological materials-based quantum devices and their basic electrical characterization
  • Operation and maintenance of scanning probe microscopy equipment and cryogenics handling

The position comes with an attractive remuneration and benefit package, depending on experience. The duration of the contract is one year initially with option for renewal on a yearly basis, depending on satisfactory performance. 

Candidates are expected to assume duty any time from 1st March 2017 onwards.

About the PI:   Weber has more than ten years of experience in the atomic-scale nanostructuring of matter for applications in quantum information processing. Weber obtained his PhD from the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, and worked as an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow at the Centre for Atomically Thin Materials (MCATM) at Monash University in Melbourne, where he remains an Associate Investigator within the Centre for Future Low Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET).   Weber recently moved to Nanyang Technological University as a Nanyang Assistant Professor (NAP) and Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow where he is establishing a state-of-the-art low-temperature scanning probe laboratory for the atomic-scale nanostructuring of 2D materials surfaces for their application in quantum information processing. Weber’s laboratories and facilities will include a low-temperature (T=4.5K) scanning probe microscope with capability for in-situ crystal growth using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), as well as a dilution refrigerator for quantum measurement at millikelvin temperatures and high magnetic fields.   Weber has demonstrated research excellence with several high-impact publications (incl. Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, …), invited conference presentations, as well as a patent.

Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or M.Sc. degree in Physics are strongly preferred. Equivalent degrees in Materials Science and Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or currently enrolled students in any of these areas may be considered.
  • Demonstrated strong experimental skill
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills (including scientific writing)
  • Ability to work independently but also to work as part of a team