COMRAD open positions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN programme “Cold Opto-Magnetism for Random Access Devices” (COMRAD) opens 14 positions for PhD students (Early Stage Researchers) in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

The ambition of COMRAD is to discover and explore novel routes for the fastest possible as well as least dissipative control of magnetism leading to the ‘greenest’ memory devices. COMRAD combines partners from industry, universities and research centres working on magnetic thin film technology and storage from theoretical, experimental as well as engineering sides. The project will apply novel experimental, theoretical and computational approaches in ultrafast magnetism, photo-magnetic recording, atomistic spin modelling, microscopic theory of spin transport, spin-orbitronics, development of novel microscopes and memory devices. Employed PhD students will receive multidisciplinary training to expedite the translation of fundamentally intriguing, recently discovered phenomena into conceptually new products or even technology beyond the state-of-the-art.

Please see detailed description of the positions in experimental, theoretical, computational physics and physics of devices.

Interested candidates are welcome to apply either for a specific position or to several positions, indicating their preferences, in the program via COMRAD job application form.

During the submission you will be asked to upload your motivation letter, CV and provide the names of two Referees.

Applicants must be in the first 4 years after obtaining their Master´s degree and must  not  have  resided  or  carried  out  their  main  activity (work, studies,  etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. In addition, local regulations of the host countries may apply. The salary is based on standard living, mobility and family allowances which are adapted to the respective country of recruitment.

People who do not have their diploma yet, but planning to receive it in the coming 6 months are also encouraged to apply, but in this case additional documents can be requested.

Applications should be submitted not later than December 1, 2020. Upon receiving an application, we aim to proceed with interviews and evaluations of the eligible candidates without a delay. Candidates interested in a specific position are advised to apply as soon as possible. The interviews and the final decision are made locally by each partner of the project.