Postdoctoral Researcher in Vacuum Microelectronics and Microwave Engineering

Reykjavik University

The Nanonphysics Center at Reykjavík University ( has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position, extendable to three years, in the field of vacuum electronics and coherent radiation. The succesful candidate will collaborate on efforts to design and carry out an experiment to generate THz radiation from space charge induced current modulation in vacuum microdiodes.

The project is primarily experimental, with some simulation involved, and is done in collaboration with partners at the Iceland Innovation Center, University of Texas, Arlington, Boise State University and Imperial College, London. The job duties for this position are primarily the design and construction of the microdiode system, design of the outcoupling device from the diode and in THz detection.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science or related fields. Experience with experimental vacuum electronics, microwave engineering and microstructures is advantageous.

Application: Full consideration will be given to applications received before March 16, 2018. Applications received after this deadline will be considered as long as the post remains open. Please apply with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of interest in a single pdf file. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation. All application material should be sent to with the subject heading "postdoc THz". Any questions regarding working in Iceland or about Reykjavík University should be sent to Questions regarding the research work may be sent to Ágúst Valfells at

Availability: The position is available from June 1 2018, although this is negotiable to an extent.

Workplace: Reykjavík University has around 3600 students and 240 employees in four academic faculties: Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Business, and Law. The University is centrally located in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The succesful applicant will work in our facilities in Reykjavík, but there will be some travel involved.

Reykjavík, Iceland: Ranked the happiest and safest place in the world, Iceland offers unsurpassed opportunities for seeing nature at work, with its mix of glaciers, hot springs, lava fields and expanses of lunar-like landscape. Reykjavik is one of the most connected cities in the world with daily direct flights to most major cities in north America and Europe. The city is known for its vibrant cultural scene that is seldom seen in cities of its size. Reykjavik University is located on the south shore of the city, next to a heated beach, park, and on the outdoors trail towards the mountains.

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