Early Stage Researcher in Spintronics

University of Leeds - Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences

Are you a rising star in the field of Spintronics, in the first four years of your research career and based outside the UK? Do you want to further your career and attain a PhD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

QuESTech is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN) involving seven leading European research laboratories and two high-tech companies. Supported by the European Union, QuESTech will provide challenging, state-of-the-art training for early stage researchers in the general field of experimental, applied, and theoretical quantum electronics. The main scientific topics include spintronics, molecular electronics, single electronics, transport in low-dimensional structures, and quantum thermodynamics.

As an Early Stage Researcher in Leeds, you will undertake research in spin-polarisation of currents carried by the edge states in InAs/GaSb quantum spin Hall systems (QuESTech ESR 9). You will interact and develop research collaborations with our QuESTech consortium partners and in addition you’ll participate in activities of the Innovative Training Network, including attending training courses and visiting other sites.

To meet the requirements of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, you will be an early stage researcher within the first four years of your research career, have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD), and have not lived or carried out your main activity (work/study) in the UK for more than 12 months during the past three years. You will also need to have the flexibility to travel throughout the European Union.

As well as previous research experience, you will have a good undergraduate degree (with a minimum 2.1 or above or equivalent) in Physics or Applied Physics with experimental experience, and be eligible to enrol on a PhD degree. You’ll also have excellent communication and organisational skills and a strong commitment to your own professional development.

Salary: (Faculty Research Office to confirm)

The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher living allowance is fixed at €44,895 p.a. per annum plus allowances. This amount will be subject to tax and employer’s and employee’s National Insurance deductions, and will be paid in UK Sterling (£) using an appropriate conversion rate.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Christopher Marrows, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3780, email: C.H.Marrows@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy

Grade: Off grading structure

Salary: p.a.

Living allowance is fixed at €44,895 p.a. per annum plus allowances. This amount will be subject to tax and employer’s and employee’s National Insurance deductions, and will be paid in UK Sterling (£) using an appropriate conversion rate

Working Time: 100%

Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)

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PhD

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Northern England

* Salary has been converted at the prevailing rate on the date placed