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Research Associate in Electronic Properties of Van Der Waals Heterostructures
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017902

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/01/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 01 April 2022 until 31 March 2024

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within Condensed Matter Physics group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester. You will join a vibrant team of researchers who have been at the forefront of research on graphene, 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures since their advent.

The post, under the supervision of Professor Andre Geim, is available immediately for a period of up to 24 months and will focus on a number of projects investigating the fundamental properties and technological applications of 2D materials and their van der Waals assemblies. Focus of this position is on electron and molecular transport properties of new van der Waals heterostructure devices.

You will hold, or be about to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in condensed matter physics. Preference will be given to applicants with significant proven experience in electron transport measurements and low-temperature techniques with application to 2D devices and van der Waals heterostructures. You will have good theoretical understanding of 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.

Along with your online application, you should submit a single file containing your CV, list of publications, and research statement (max 2 pages).

The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

The department 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. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered           

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 Hazel Jones


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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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