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Research Associate, Condensed Matter Theory and 2D Materials (3 posts)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: E&PS-07443

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/02/2016

Salary: £30,738 to £37,768 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Condensed Matter

Hours per week: Full-time

Contract Duration: from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2018

School / Directorate: School of Physics & Astronomy

You will specialise in condensed matter theory focused on developing theories of physical properties of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures and you will be based the National Graphene Institute (NGI), a brand-new world-class science and technology centre with a broad scope of research in two-dimensional materials.

You possess an active interest and excellent track record of publications in physics of low-dimensional materials (using field-theory methods or ab initio modelling), theoretical nanoelectronics, physics of strongly correlated quantum systems, or quantum optics.

You will be working under the supervision of NGI Research Director, Professor Vladimir Falko, on projects with funding drawn from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, ERC Synergy Grant Hetero2D and the EPSRC Engineering Grand Challenges Project which collectively encompass studies of electronic, magnetic, optical and thermoelectric properties of two-dimensional materials (2DM) and 2DM-based nanostructures.

These posts will be available from 1 April 2016 for a period of 24 months in the first instance.

The School of Physics and 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

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Professor Vladimir Falko
Telephone:  +44 (0)161 306 1459

General enquiries:
Telephone:  0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Telephone:  01565 818 234

Date of external posting:  Wednesday, 25 November 2015
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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