Research Associate: 2D Heterostructures

The University of Manchester - School of Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 21/12/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 February 2018 until 31 January 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Condensed Matter 
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11061

Applications are invited for a research position within the condensed matter physics group in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester. You will join a vibrant team of researchers, who have been at the forefront of graphene research since its discovery in 2004, and will work on a series of projects relating to graphene and other 2D materials heterostructures funded by the European Commission, EPSRC and a range of other international funders.

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 12 months and will focus on a number of projects investigating the fundamental properties of 2D materials and their heterostructures, leading to the technological development of 2D materials-based devices:

You will hold a PhD in condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in heterostructures fabricated from 2D materials. You should be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is essential.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. 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: Sabina Hawthornthwaite


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

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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