Research Associate in 2D van der Waals Heterostructures, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
Research Associate
Study in:UK
Deadline: 07 Dec 2017

Research Associate in 2D van der Waals Heterostructures (2 posts)

Closing Date : 07/12/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 01 January 2018 for a period of up to 24 months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Physics & Astronomy
Division : Condensed Matter
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum depending on experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10983

Applications are invited for two Research Associate positions 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 graphene research since its discovery in 2004 and will work on a series of projects relating to graphene and other 2D materials funded by the European Commission, a major UK charity and UK Research Council.

The posts are available from January 2018 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 closing date for applications will be as per the online advertisement with interviews currently planned during December 2017.

The School of Physics & Astronomy is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and 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: Sabina Hawthornthwaite


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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