Research Associate in 2D Materials Science and Technology

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 17/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 - £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Condensed Matter, Atomic & Biol. Physics
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : ASAP until 30 september 2019

This is an opportunity for a talented experimentalist to contribute towards the cutting edge science and technology of graphene and other two-dimensional materials (2DM) by working on a European Graphene Flagship (GF) project. The project, based in at the School of Physics and Astronomy and the National Graphene Institute at Manchester, will encompass (i) the development of van der Waals heterostructures of 2D materials and studies of their electronic properties, and (ii) development of imaginative methods to tune the properties of 2D materials by utilizing proximity effects and controlled electrochemical intercalation.

We seek a highly motivated and well-trained experimentalist with an active interest in 2D materials (proven by publications record) and practical skills in preparation and associated characterisation of 2DM heterostructures. Proven experience of 2D device fabrication, including mechanical exfoliation of air-sensitive materials and glove-box transfer techniques will be a particular advantage.

The PDRA will work with Prof Irina Grigorieva, in collaboration with Prof A Geim, on novel approaches to tailoring electronic properties of 2D materials by proximity to superconductors and/or ferromagnets and by intercalation with alkali metals. Fabrication of the devices will be combined with transport and structural characterization.

With your application you should upload a single file comprising your CV, list of publications, and a 1 page research statement describing your research skills and interests.

The School 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 School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment 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 vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Vladimir Falko


Tel: +44 (0)161 306 1459

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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