Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33797 - £38017 per annum
Jul 30, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 24, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Job number ACAD104648
Division/School School of Physics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33797 - £38017 per annum
Closing date for applications 30-Aug-2020

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to join us on a project in the field of single-molecule electronics as a Research Associate, ideally starting on 1st November, 2020.

The project is entitled ‘Single-Molecule Electrochemistry in the Time Domain’ and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust for a period of up to 30 months.  It is a joint project with the Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool and will involve close collaboration with researchers there.

We are developing new experimental methods based on molecular junctions to probe fundamental aspects of charge transfer through molecules.  The relevance of this work extends well beyond electrochemistry to a wide variety of applications including molecular electronics, photovoltaics and spintronics, as well as electron transfer in molecular biology.

The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated individual interested in both fundamental science and device fabrication.  Clean room experience and/or previous experience of molecular electronics research are essential.

For informal enquires, please contact Professor Walther Schwarzacher -

As a leading global institution, we are keen to attract the most highly talented individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. Further information on our commitment to equality and diversity can be found at:

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.