Fribourg, Switzerland
Date Posted
7 Sep 2024

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PhD Project
University of Fribourg

PhD position in terahertz and infrared spectroscopy

Fribourg, Switzerland
7 Sep 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

The solid state physics group ( in the
Department of Physics and the Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials (Frimat) offers
a PhD position in the field of terahertz- and infrared spectroscopy on bulk and
thin-film materials with strongly correlated electrons.

Our group has a strong expertise in developing ellipsometry techniques and
applying them to study the electronic properties of materials with strongly
correlated electrons. Specific examples are the high temperature superconductors
and various kinds of multilayers from complex oxides.

In the course of this PhD project you will take part in the development of a new
ellipsometry setup for the terahertz spectral range and for large magnetic fields.
You will also use our existing infrared spectrometers to investigate bulk and thin
film samples and explore their electronic and superconducting properties.

Students with a good background in solid state physics and a strong interest in
optical spectroscopy in combination with magnetism and superconductivity are
encouraged to apply for this PhD position. We offer excellent working conditions
in an international and dynamic team of researchers and a competitive salary in
the range of 40´000 – 50´000 Swiss Francs per annum (depending on scientific
age and qualification).

How to Apply

Applications including a CV and names of two referees should be sent to Prof. Dr. Christian Bernhard, Department of Physics and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 3, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland; tel: ++41-26-300-9070, fax: ++41-26-300-9747, e-mail:

Position Category: Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €40'000 - €50'000.