Research Assistant/Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Grade 5 - £25,023-£28,292

Grade 7 - £28,292-£37,768

Research Assistant/Associate (PDRA) in Superconducting Spintronics University of Cambridge and Royal Holloway, University of London

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The EPSRC has recently funded a Programme Grant on Superconducting Spin Electronics for groups led by Mark Blamire, Jason Robinson, Matthias Eschrig, Lesley Cohen, and Hide Kurebayashi, which will support a number of PDRA positions. Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate in device fabrication.  This position is available from December 2016 for *36 months in the first instance and will involve work on a number of research projects within the programme.

The project is focused on nanofabrication of superconducting metallic- and oxide-based heterodevices and low temperature quasi-dc measurements to investigate spin transport in the superconducting state. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in device fabrication, magnetism or superconductivity. The appointed Research Assistant/Associate will be part of a dynamic team and will be expected to interact with the different groups involved in the programme and to actively support activities such as outreach events and small focused workshops. This position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

Candidates for any of these positions should have (or expect shortly to get) a PhD in a relevant subject.

Applications should include list of publications. Applications by email will not be accepted.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquires by email to Mrs Rebecca Pritchard,

Please quote reference LJ10334 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

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