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Research Associate in 2D van der Waals Heterostructures ( 2 positions available)

The University of Manchester - Department of Physics & Astronomy

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2020
Closes: 24th February 2020
Job Ref: S&E-15196
Job reference: S&E-15196
Location: Sackville Street, Manchester
Closing date: 24/02/2020
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment type: Fixed Term
Department: Science & Engineering
Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy
Hours per week: Full Time
Contract Duration: ASAP for 24 Months

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the condensed matter physics group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at The University of Manchester. You will join a vibrant team of researchers who have been at the forefront of graphene research since its discovery in 2004 and will work on grant funded projects relating to graphene and other 2D materials. 

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 24 months and will include a number of projects involving the fabrication, characterization and investigation of the electronic and other properties of 2D materials. It is expected the project will lead to high impact scientific publications and technological development of graphene and 2D materials based devices.

You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD in condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience in fabricating 2D atomic materials devices and van der Waals Heterostructures. You will have experience in the electronic and other properties of 2D materials and should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer reviewed journals is essential.

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department 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 to achieve a good work-life balance.  We positively 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: Mr Martin Greenhalgh


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499 

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004 

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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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