Research Associate 2D Heterostructures and Capillaries

The University of Manchester - School of Physics & Astronomy

Closing Date : 07/03/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 March 2018 until 28 February 2019, with a possibility of a further 1 year extension
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Condensed Matter
Hours Per week : Full-time
Salary : £31,604 - £33,518 per annum, depending upon experience
Location : Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11429

Applications are invited for a Research Associate 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 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 EPSRC and a range of other international funders.

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 12 months with a possibility of a further year’s extension, and will focus on the investigation of the fundamental of mass transport through capillaries made from 2D materials and heterostructures which will lead to technological development of 2D materials devices.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in experimental condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in ionic conductance/molecular permeation measurements and fabrication of heterostructures from 2D materials. Applicants will have substantial knowledge and experience of fabricating devices based on 2D materials and be able to perform electrochemical measurements.  Experience of working in a cleanroom is essential, as is excellent technical ability across a range of fabrication and characterisation facilities. You should also 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: Dr. Radha Boya


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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