Research Associate - Nucleation of organic crystals studied by near-field Raman spectroscopy

Closing Date : 27/08/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 September 2017 for two years, with a possible extension of 1 year
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Chemistry
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,076 to £38,183 per annum according to experience
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-10438

Applications are invited for a Post-Doc position available in the group of Professor Casiraghi, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester. The project will mainly focus on the study of nucleation and crystallization of crystals in solution by near-field Raman spectroscopy, mostly Tip-Enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS). The project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of an ERC Consolidator Award. The project also includes collaboration with the National Physical Lab (NPL) in London.

This post is available for two years, with a possible extension of one year. You should have a PhD (by the start date) in Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or related subjects.

Significant experience on TERS is required to be shortlisted for interview. Preference will be given to applicants that applied TERS to the study of molecules interacting with surfaces, in particular 2-Dimensional materials, such as graphene.  Please read the full job description for more information about the skills required for this job. You should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent oral and communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is required.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School 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 achieve a good work-life balance. 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: Professor Cinzia Casiraghi


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.