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Research Associate in Condensed Matter Theory and Modelling of 2d Quantum Magnetism x 2 posts
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-15348

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/10/2020

Salary: £32,816 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

This is an opportunity for talented researchers in condensed matter theory to study the physical properties and the interplay between magnetism/quantum orders and optics/electronics in novel two-dimensional materials, their heterostructures, and devices based on them. The work will be based at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Manchester, a world-class scientific institution with a broad scope of research. The study of the physics of 2D materials is amongst the research beacons of the University of Manchester and offers the opportunity for a close collaboration with world-leading experimental groups.

We seek theorists with an active interest and excellent track record of publications in the physics of low-dimensional materials and/or in strongly-correlated quantum systems and capable of maintaining collaborations with experimental groups. Skills in field/kinetic-theory or ab-initio methods applied to condensed matter problems will be equally welcomed. Funding is provided by a Leverhulme Trust Standard Grant. The two posts are available from 1 January 2021 for various periods ranging from 12 to 36 months.

Applications should be made online (see below) by the deadline on 12 October 2020. With your application you should upload a single file comprising your CV, list of publications, and a brief (max 1 page) research statement summarising your research interests, practical experience in condensed matter theory and career aspirations.

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community. The Department 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 Department received a Silver Athena SWAN Award in 2016 for its commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointments 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. Alessandro Principi, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

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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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