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Research Fellow (100634-108)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th October 2018
Closes: 31st December 2018
Job Ref: 1770181
 

Fixed Term Contract until February 2021.

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to undertake research within the EPSRC programme ‘Crystallisation in the Real World’ - https://realworldcrystals.leeds.ac.uk/. The initial two-year appointment will work primarily within theme 1 of the project, and will be based within the research group of Dr David Quigley in the Department of Physics. The post-holder will be expected to:

(1) Develop minimal computational models (e.g. lattice based) to capture non-trivial crystal nucleation behaviour within inhomogeneous and non-equilibrium environments, working closely with experimental groups to identify representative model parameters.

(2) Obtain (e.g. via path sampling techniques) and analyse quantitative data on nucleation kinetics to inform improved theoretical models for the time evolution of nucleus size, incorporating (e.g.) heat and mass transport effects. Work in this area will link to an existing PhD project within the group.

The position is potentially extendable for a further two year period, dependent on progress, continuation of funding, satisfactory review and synergy achieved with other elements of the programme. Preliminary plans for this period include the study of nucleation under confinement and will likely involve mesoscale modelling (e.g. Lattice-Boltzmann or phase-field approaches).

The ideal post-holder with have a background in theoretical and/or computational physics, well developed scientific programming skills and a keen interest in statistical physics and thermodynamics. You will be an excellent communicator capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively. You will be willing to travel, including for extended visits to overseas partners.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£29,515). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,395).

Please direct all informal inquiries to Dr David Quigley (D.Quigley@Warwick.ac.uk).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

   
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