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Research Associate to explore electrokinetic phenomena at the solid-liquid interface
Oxford Road

Job reference: SAE-021469

Location: Oxford Road

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/03/2023

Salary: £34,308 to £40,931

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours Per Week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From June 1st 2023 for 24 months

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited for postdoctoral research position to work on projects investigating electrokinetic phenomena at the solid-liquid interfaces within the Condensed Matter Physics Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Successful candidates will join a vibrant team of researchers who are at the forefront of research on van der Waals materials and will work on a range of projects related electrokinetic phenomena at the 2D interface, funded by ERC Starting Grant.

These projects will focus on electrokinetic phenomena at the water-graphene interfaces and their underlying physics. The candidates are required to hold or about to obtain PhD preferably in experimental condensed matter physics or other relevant discipline. We are seeking to appoint an individual with significant experimental experience in 2D material characterization and advanced transport measurements, and instrumentation development. Applicants with strong expertise in microfabrication of van der Waals heterostructures, ionic transport, spectroscopic techniques, electrochemistry, or microfluidics will be preferably considered. Proven proficiency in writing quality research papers is essential. Candidate should be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. The projects are expected to lead to high impact scientific publications, technological developments, and a boost in the career of the PDRA.

Application forms and further particulars are available at Alternatively, a hard copy can be requested from Human Resources, Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 4499, Email: Along with your application, you should submit a single file containing your CV highlighting research-related expertise and skills, list of publications and your contribution to the publication, and research statement which clearly state your motivation and how you can contribute to the overall projects.

The closing date for applications is 14-03-2023

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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Blended working arrangements may be considered

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Name:  Artem Mishchenko


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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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