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

Job reference: SAE-018695

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/04/2022

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 1 June 2022 until 31 May 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 role will report to Professor Sir Andre Geim

The post 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.

As this role involves research at a postgraduate level, applicants who are not an EEA national or a national of an exempt country and who will require sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the UK Visas and Immigration’s (UKVI) Points Based System in order to take up the role, will be required to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate and will need to obtain this prior to making any official visa application UKVI.

The Department is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The Department 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:

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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: 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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