Research Associate in Dynamic Functional Oxides

University College London - Physics & Astronomy

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Condensed Mater and Materials Physics group at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to model structural changes in amorphous or nano-crystalline sub-stoichiometric functional oxides resulting from application of electrical stress. The role will involve developing new methods and using a range of available computational methods including classical atomistic simulations and density functional theory to study how application of electric field and electron and whole injection affect the structure of amorphous oxide films. 

The position, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust under the supervision of Prof Alexander Shluger and Dr Anthony Kenyon, will be for 12 months in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree qualification or equivalent or have submitted a PhD Thesis in Physics or Materials Chemistry and have experience in modelling defects in solids using classical simulations and ab initio methods using high performance computers.

Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Understanding of the principles of conventional semiconductor devices and electronic memory devices is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1586696.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact James Gane, Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Alex Shluger, (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 1312).

Closing Date: 1 November 2016.
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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