Research Associate in Graphene MEMS Microphones

Closing Date : 09/04/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 1 September 2018 until 30 November 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
School/Directorate : School of Materials
Division : Materials General
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11604

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is available for an outstanding and ambitious physicist or materials scientist to undertake research in the field of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) made of graphene and other 2-dimensional materials, particularly in the design, fabrication and testing of graphene MEMS microphones.

You should have, or be working towards, a PhD or equivalent in physics, materials science, electrical/electronics engineering or equivalent. Expertise in clean-room based micro/nanofabrication and characterisation of graphene or other 2-D material devices is essential. You should be capable of working under your own initiative and as part of a research team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

The School 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 holds a Bronze Award 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: Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

Date of external posting: 7 March 2018

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

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