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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2019
Closes: 15th November 2019
Job Ref: LJ20141

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. 

Project Title: Inorganic-organic 3D-structured multiferroics for electronics and biomedical applications. 

Objectives: Development of novel 3D structured multiferroics based on mesoporous magnetostrictive oxides, and combining these with ferroelectrics (e.g. PVDF-based or other oxides); assessment of the ferroelectric and ME performance; cytotoxity tests. 

Expected results: Growth of mesoporous oxide magnetostrictive films filled with a ferroelectric (inorganic/organic multiferroic) with enhanced magnetoelectric effects and/or no cytotoxic effects; local assessment of the ferroelectric behavior using innovative customized micro-coils systems; enhanced energy efficiency in the resulting devices. 

Skills to be developed: Oxide thin film growth by physical vapour deposition, use and modification, where appropriate, of magnetic and electrical characterization equipment (range of magnetometers, ferroelectric testing, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, working with cell cultures). Previous experience in one or more of these areas is beneficial but not essential. 

Degree Requirement: The ideal candidate will have a Masters (or in exceptional circumstances a Bachelors) in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline. 

The Device Materials Group has around 6 PIs and 60 researchers and work spans a range of disciplines. From in functional oxides, its research encompasses fundamental research as well as applied device development ( Prof. J. Driscoll is one of the group leaders in the Device Materials Group, in which materials systems currently under study are complex magnetic oxides, magnetoelectrics, superconductors, and resistive memory materials ( 

BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centres/companies across Europe. The duration of the appointment is 3 years, starting in February 2020, and the salary will comprise a living allowance of 44,895.96 Euros and a mobility allowance of 7,200 Euros per year. Importantly, the Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected. 

Eligible early-stage researchers (ESRs) are those who are, at the date of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Researchers can be nationals of any country (including all countries outside Europe). Please see full eligibility criteria here:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

To apply please send a covering letter with a completed CHRIS/6 Parts I and III (downloadable from by e-mail to Mrs Tracey Brown,  The letter should make clear how the application meets the eligibility criteria for participation in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.  

Please quote reference LJ20141 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

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