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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Synthesis of Magnetic Molecular Complexes for Spintronics

University of Oxford - Department of Materials, Parks Road

Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th July 2018
Closes: 27th August 2018
Job Ref: 135930

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,883 p.a.

The Person

With a PhD (or close to completing one) in the physical sciences you will be self-motivated, with a strong commitment to research. You will have expertise in the chemical synthesis of magnetic molecular complexes and a good fundamental understanding of the relevant areas of science. We are looking for someone who has great communication skills; able to prepare scientific publications in world-class journals and able to present their research at international conferences.

The Project

Reporting in to Professor Lapo Bogani, you will be focusing on the synthesis of novel molecular magnets tailored to be immobilized inside single-molecule junctions. You will be creating novel ligands and complexes to test dingle-molecule spintronic devices connected across graphene nanogaps. You will be based in the department of Materials in Oxford, working collaboratively with other research groups. To find out more about this project, you can view the relevant papers at:


38 days holidays including Bank Holidays, subsidised travel scheme, excellent pension scheme, comprehensive childcare service, flexible working

How to Apply

All applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your application.

Next Steps

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 August 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 11 September 2018 and you must be available on this date, either by Skype or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. 

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