Research Fellow (73426-116)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

Fixed Term Contract for two years commencing January 2017.

You will primarily be employed to conduct academic research on lead-free piezoelectrics and ferroic crystals under the direction of Professor Pam Thomas. This will principally involve experimental work but may also demand some modelling/simulations, where appropriate.

You will be required to conduct crystal growth and materials preparation as required to produce samples for study. Investigations of structure and properties will primarily be carried out using x-ray diffraction, optical birefringence microscopy, dielectric and spectroscopic techniques (Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis and IR optical spectroscopy). It will also be necessary to write beam-time applications for Central Facilities such as ESRF, Diamond, ISIS and ILL, as required.

You will ideally have experience in x-ray and neutron diffraction, crystallography, optical and piezo-force microscopy, structure and properties of functional materials, sample preparation and modelling/simulation eg using Reverse Monte Carlo simulations or related methods.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,453 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,301 pa).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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