Research Associate - Structural Dynamics of Amorphous Functional Oxides

University College London - UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering

We wish to recruit a Research Associate to work on a project investigating how the structure of oxide materials changes under electrical stress. The work is a collaboration between the Electronic & Electrical Engineering and Physics & Astronomy departments and is supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The post holder will work with Professor A.J Kenyon and will be part of the UCL Photonic & Nanoelectronic Materials lab. The research will include conductive atomic force microscopy and tomography of samples, sample preparation and device fabrication, electrical measurements and other physical characterisation. The post holder will also work closely with colleagues in Physics and Astronomy on models for structural dynamics at the atomic scale.

The appointment is available from the 1st October 2017 for a period of 30 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

The post holder will either require a PhD in an engineering or physical sciences subject or be in a position to submit their thesis shortly after the start of the position. They will also require a Master-level qualification in nanotechnology or a related subject and a strong research track record of publications in the area of conductive atomic force microscopy and resistive switching in oxides. The post is Grade 7, however if the successful candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, appointment will be made at Research Assistant Grade 6 (£29,809 - £31,432 per annum). Payment at Grade 7 will be backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis, including corrections.

UCL vacancy reference: 1664249

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Professor Tony Kenyon t.kenyon@ucl.ac.uk For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Vicky Coombes v.coombes@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 24 September 2017

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