Research Associate: 2D van der Waals heterostructures

The University of Manchester - School of Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 28/10/2016
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 March 2017 for 36 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Condensed Matter
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-08942

Applications are invited for a research associate position within the condensed matter physics group in the School of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Manchester. You will join a vibrant team of researchers who have been at the forefront of graphene research since its discovery in 2004 and will work on a series of projects relating to Graphene and other 2D materials funded by the European Commission, a major UK charity and a range of other international funders.

The post is available from early 2017 for a period of up to 36 months and will include a number of projects involving the fabrication and characterization of 2D materials and the investigation of the electronic and magnetic transport properties of 2D van der Waals heterostructures. It is expected the project will lead to high impact scientific publications and technological development of graphene and 2D materials based devices

You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in fabricating 2D devices and heterostructures. You will have experience of electron and magnetic transport; precision electrical measurements at low temperatures; and should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is essential.

Interviews are currently planned during November 2016.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Sabina Hawthornthwaite


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:28 September 2016.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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