Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), Polshyn group: Emergent electronic phenomena in 2D materials

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Position ID:ISTA-Polshyn group: Emergent electronic phenomena in 2D materials-ERC_OCI [#25574]
Position Title: ERC Postdoc in moiré van der Waals materials (Experiment)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria 3400, Austria [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Condensed Matter Physics / cond-mat-ex, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Experiment, Strongly Correlated Materials, topological states
Salary Range:starting from € 61k gross/year
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup deleted (posted 2023/09/06, listed until 2023/12/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The research group of Prof. Polshyn at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria invites applications for a postdoctoral position funded under ERC Starting Grant “Orbital Chern Insulators in van der Waals Moiré Systems”. The successful candidate will experimentally investigate the nature and properties of integer and fractional quantum anomalous Hall states  and related electronic phases in moiré van der Waals heterostructures. Possible research projects will focus on either (1) low-temperature electronic transport measurements or (2) low-temperature scanning probe microscopy measurements of moiré van der Waals devices. Candidates with strong expertise in these techniques are especially encouraged to apply. 

More details about “Emergent electronic phenomena in 2D materials“ group at ISTA and its research could be found here:

The expected length of this apointment is three years: the initial appointment is for one year with an extension for another two years contingent on performance.The start date of the appointment is flexible. 


• Design and carry out experiments to investigate the physics of integer and fractional  Chern insulators and related electronic phases in moiré heterostructures.

• Use nanofabrication facilities at ISTA to create novel devices of van der Waals heterostructures. 


• Ph.D. in Physics (Experimental Condensed Matter) is required.

• Strong expertise in either (1) low-temperature electronic transport measurements and operating a dilution refrigerator  or  in (2) low-temperature scanning probe microscopy techniques  is required. 

• Expertise in micro-characterization and nanofabrication techniques is required.

• Experience in working with van der Waals materials is strongly desired. 

Please submit your application via this portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

For additional information, contact Prof. Hryhoriy Polshyn

About ISTA: The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is a PhD granting research institution dedicated to cutting-edge research in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry&Materials, Computer Science, and other disciplines. The working language of ISTA is English. The campus of ISTA is in the historic city of Klosterneuburg, on the picturesque outskirts of Vienna – which has been voted as one of the most livable cities in the world. Vienna's beautiful downtown and the Vienna international airport are conveniently within reach by public transportation. ISTA was established in 2006 by the Federal Government of Austria to facilitate world-class basic research and train the next generation of scientific leaders. Although ISTA is less than two decades old, it currently has about 70 research groups supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure, with plans to grow to 90 groups in 2026. ISTA has a diverse international population, with students, scientists, and staff from 72 countries.

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