Research Associate in 2D Capillaries

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum (according to relevant experience)
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 07/01/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £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 : From 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position within the condensed matter physics group in the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester. The successful candidate will join a vibrant team of researchers, who have been at the forefront of 2D materials research since the discovery of graphene in 2004, and will work on a series of projects relating to graphene and other 2D materials, funded by the EPSRC and a range of other international funders.

The post is available immediately for a period of up to 12 months with a possibility of a further year’s extension, and will focus on the investigation of the fundamental of molecular transport through capillaries made from 2D materials and heterostructures which will lead to technological development of 2D materials devices.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or materials science. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in ionic conductance/molecular permeation measurements and fabrication of heterostructures from 2D materials. Applicants will have substantial knowledge and experience of fabricating devices based on 2D materials and are able to perform sensitive electrical and electrochemical measurements. Experience of working with patch clamp amplifiers is desirable, as is excellent technical ability across a range of fabrication and characterisation facilities. Candidates should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent communication skills. A strong publication record in internationally peer-reviewed journals is essential.

The School of Physics & Astronomy 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 to achieve a good work-life balance. We positively 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: Radha Boya


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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