Research Associate in Thermoelectric Laminates of Exfoliated Two-Dimensional Materials

The University of Manchester - School of Materials

Closing Date : 19/08/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Materials
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,076 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10391

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious Material Scientist, Physicist or Electrical Engineer with strong background in production of 2D materials, electrical and thermal characterization of solids and surface characterization techniques. You will be fully dedicated to the research activity aimed at development of flexible thermoelectric devices based on the laminates of 2D materials. All project activities are to be based in the National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester, and will benefit from its outstanding laboratory facilities.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in Material Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Expertise in electrical, thermal and thermoelectrical characterization of solids is essential. Knowledge of various exfoliation techniques of 2D materials is also important. You must be prepared to participate in an interdisciplinary research linking production of laminates of 2D materials with thermoelectric properties of transitional metals dichalcogenides. You will become a member of the recently formed National Graphene Institute team and will have potential prospects to be involved in other industrial and/or research projects based in the Institute. Also, you should be capable of working under your own initiative and leading a small research team of students, so excellent communication and organisational skills are required.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Andrey Kretinin


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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