Research Associate in Theory of Quantum 2D Materials

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 17/12/2018 
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Theoretical Physics
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 February 2019 until 31 January 2021 (24 months)

This is an opportunity for talented researchers in condensed matter theory to develop a theory of quantum optical processes in two-dimensional materials and their van der Waals heterostructures, for their applications in Quantum Technologies.

The post is based at the National Graphene Institute (NGI), a brand-new world-class science and technology Centre with a broad scope of research in two-dimensional materials, and the research projects addressed by the post will be part of the EU Quantum Technology Flagship Programme.

We seek theorists with an active interest and excellent track record of publications in physics of low-dimensional materials, especially, their optical properties or/and many-body correlations effects. Skills in field-theory methods in condensed matter theory will be essential.

The post is available from 1 February 2018 for 24 months. Applications should be made online (see below) by the deadline on 17 December 2018. With your application, you should upload a single file comprising your CV, list of publications, and a brief (max 1 page) research statement summarising your research interest, practical experience in condensed matter theory, and career aspirations.

The School 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. An 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:

Vladimir Falko, Professor and Director of NGI


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

Further Particulars

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