Full Professor in Correlated Electron Systems in High Magnetic Fields

Radboud University Faculty of Science

Full Professor in Correlated Electron Systems in High Magnetic Fields

  • 32 - 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 8,371
  • Faculty of Science
  • Required background: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: permanent contract
  • Application deadline: 17 January 2021

We are looking for

A Full Professor at HFML-FELIX, which is part of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. As a researcher, you will be responsible for leading an independent research group, which includes establishing and maintaining an internationally competitive research programme, acquiring research funding - possibly in collaboration with external academic and/or industrial partners - and supervising and guiding PhD candidates and scientific staff. You will contribute to the development and execution of the teaching programme of the educational institute for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy (WiNSt).

HFML-FELIX builds on a strong background in cutting-edge advanced spectroscopy using high magnetic fields, intense infrared/THz radiation and a combination thereof. As a full professor you will strengthen the research line in correlated electron physics, aiming to understand novel phases of matter that emerge from strong electronic correlations in solids. Many material systems exhibit these phases, and recent progress in sample fabrication and growth creates novel opportunities to tailor their properties. High magnetic field facilities can be operated to either suppress or induce novel phases and, at the same time, provide a powerful toolbox with which to probe their emergent physical properties through a wide range of experiments, many of which are available at HFML-FELIX. You will have the opportunity to develop additional novel instrumentation to suit your research programme.

You will develop and teach courses in Physics within the faculty's Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and supervise students during their Bachelor's and Master's projects. You should be an internationally renowned researcher with a PhD degree in physics, who aims to use the extreme conditions created by high magnetic fields to study and control correlated electron systems. A wider focus should also underpin our broad research portfolio based on a large-scale research infrastructure, as well as high-quality teaching within the faculty's educational programmes.

We ask

  • A highly motivated scientist with an outstanding track record and strong network in correlated electron physics and a clear vision on how to establish and maintain a competitive research group in this research field.
  • A researcher who is willing to participate in projects of a multidisciplinary nature and to attract and support external users of the research infrastructure.
  • An inspirational lecturer with a clear vision on the development and execution of educational programmes, proven teaching skills, and experience with modern ways of conveying knowledge.
  • Experience with supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
  • A scientist who has shown competence in acquiring external funding for his/her research with an eye on potential applications and links to industry.
  • A candidate who is willing to cooperate and represent our institute in national and international research organisations and networks.
  • An inspirational academic with proven managerial and organisational experience, who will contribute to the administrative and organisational tasks of the Faculty of Science and HFML-FELIX and their educational programmes.

We are

HFML-FELIX is a large-scale research infrastructure and its in-house research programmes focus on chemistry and physics, fostering interdisciplinary research. HFML-FELIX's mission is to develop and operate the world's highest magnetic fields and intense infrared and terahertz radiation to enable pioneering scientific research carried out by both external and in-house user groups. HFML-FELIX currently comprises six research groups covering a broad research portfolio ranging from condensed matter science to biomolecular chemistry. In addition, HFML-FELIX has a strong programme in magnet technology and free-electron laser technology. A key asset of HFML-FELIX is the availability of a wide range of experimental techniques for the investigation of correlated electron physics, such as magnetoresistance, quantum oscillations, magnetisation, specific heat, Raman spectroscopy, and time-domain spectroscopy. Combining these experiments with intense infrared/THz light has the potential to open up a new frontier in the exploration of correlated systems.

HFML-FELIX is run jointly by Radboud University (RU) and the Netherlands Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes (NWO-I). Its research programme is embedded in RU's Faculty of Science and is executed in an ongoing collaboration with the faculty's Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). The research on correlated electron systems is part of IMM's Quantum Matter theme, which is characterised by strong interactions between experimentalists and theoreticians.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week (0.8 - 1.0 FTE).
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8,371 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale H2).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: permanent contract.
  • The intended start date is 1 April 2021.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. P.C.M. Christianen, director HFML
Tel.: +31 24 365 2245
Email: peter.christianen@ru.nl

Apply directly

Please address your application to prof.dr. P.C.M. Christianen and submit it, using the application button, no later than 17 January 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • A motivation letter.
  • Your curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three potential references.
  • A selection of 3-5 of your most significant publications with brief descriptions of each (please do not attach the original manuscript).
  • A research statement, including a description of how your research programme will add novel aspects to and align with the HFML-FELIX research programme.
  • A teaching statement (maximum 2 pages).

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.