Research Assistant in Solid-state Maser Instrumentation

Imperial College London - Department of Materials

Fixed-Term appointment for up to 12 months in the first instance

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Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the Department of Materials at Imperial College, London on solid-state maser instrumentation. This post is funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

An enthusiastic and highly motivated individual is sought possessing demonstrated skills and experience in the design and construction of low-noise analogue microwave circuitry and associated electronic systems for the precise control of magnetic fields and temperatures. The work will contribute to the development of novel room-temperature masers. A strong background in both experimental solid-state physics and related areas of materials science, including metal-working skills, gadget building (such as 3D printing), and general lab maintenance is required. You should have successfully completed a BSc (or equivalent) in Materials, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy or a related scientific/engineering discipline.

The successful candidate will report to Dr. Mark Oxborrow. It is expected that you will use the position as a stepping stone in your career, with contributions earning co-authorship on one or more high-profile research papers.

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Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to: Mrs Darakshan Khan -

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