Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

North West Cambridge

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research position sponsored by Cambridge Display Technology Ltd.

The post will involve the fabrication and study of novel functional nanomaterials for applications in mechanical energy harvesting, and building of prototype devices.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject and a strong background in nanoscale fabrication and characterization methods, with an emphasis on ferroelectric, piezoelectric and triboelectric materials and nanogenerators.

Candidates should have a detailed understanding of structure-property effects in ferroelectric/piezoelectric nanomaterials and their applicability in triboelectric devices in particular, strong background in processing and fabrication of nanostructured devices (including a wide variety of scalable physical and chemical deposition techniques), expertise in the use of advanced analytical equipment such as x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, piezo-response force microscopy, Kelvin probe force microscopy.

Candidates should have experience in the development and fabrication of prototype devices for mechanical energy harvesting applications, including piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators.

Experience in mechanical and electromechanical characterization techniques, modelling and lithography is also desirable.

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.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted in support of the application.

A list of publications should also be uploaded with your application.

Please quote reference LJ12980 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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