Research Associate: 2D Heterostructures Quantum Devices

The University of Manchester - School of Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 12/02/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : Two years
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
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11241

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

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 24 months and will focus on the investigation of the fundamental properties of 2D materials and heterostructures which will lead to technological development of 2D materials devices.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in heterostructures fabricated from 2D materials. Applicants will have substantial knowledge and experience of fabricating devices based on 2D materials and be able to perform low temperature transport and optical measurements in a magnetic field. Experience of working in a cleanroom is essential, as is excellent technical ability across a range of fabrication and characterisation facilities. Candidates should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is essential.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

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: 0161 850 2004

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

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