Research Associate - Adhesion on Metal Surfaces

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr Stuart Clarke on the characterisation of metal surfaces that have been subjected to thermal treatment.  A range of analytical methods, such as XPS, SIMS, EDX and related approaches, will be used to study subsequent the effect on adhesion and adsorption behaviour, especially towards organic molecules.

Further information on the work of the Clarke group is available from

Applicants should have completed a PhD in chemistry, materials science or related field.  Experience of using analytical methods for surface characterisation is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 6 months in the first instance.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries regarding the post, please contact Emma Lee email:

Please quote reference MA10718 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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