Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Nanofabrication/Low Temperature Physics

Egham, United Kingdom
£35,333 to £41,743 per annum - including London Allowance
01 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Physics

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £35,333 to £41,743 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Friday 29 March 2019
Interview Date:      Monday 29 April 2019

Full-Time, Fixed Term (36 Months) Available from 1 May 2019

Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the London Low Temperature Laboratory. This is a post to work on the project “Topological mesoscopic superfluidity of 3He”, funded by the EPSRC, grant EP/R04533/1. The project benefits from close international collaborations with researchers at Cornell University, NIST, PTB (Berlin), Northwestern University, Montana State University, University of Oxford, Kyoto University, University of Jyvaskyla, Oxford Instruments, York Instruments. The London Low Temperature Laboratory, at Royal Holloway is part of the European Microkelvin Platform, a European Advanced Infrastructure supported by Horizon 2020.

The project is expected to lead to fundamental insights into topological quantum matter, in particular topological superfluidity/superconductivity. It will drive the innovation of instrumentation at the new frontier combining ultra-low temperatures and nanoscience, and develop experimental techniques of broad applicability.

The holder of this post will be expected to help produce independent and original research within the London Low Temperature Laboratory at Royal Holloway, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together with and supervise postgraduate and MSci students. In addition it is a requirement to have the ability to travel to collaborator nanofabrication facilities as necessary.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a closely related area, as well as prior experience relevant to one or more of the following: (i) nanofabrication/cleanroom experience; (ii) operating cryogenic systems at low temperatures; (iii) development of low temperature measurement techniques.

This is a full time post, available from 1 May, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 36 months at Royal Holloway, University of London. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where Royal Holloway, University of London is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For further information about the post please contact Prof. John Saunders at and Dr. Andrew Casey at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted to Prof. John Saunders and Dr. Andrew Casey at by the closing date 29 March 2019.

Please quote the reference: 0219-082

Closing Date: Midnight, 29 March 2019

Interview Date: 29 April 2019

The college is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and establishing an inclusive culture within our department, and fostering good relationships between all staff and students from different backgrounds. Our Department holds a Physics Silver Athena SWAN, and a JUNO Champion Award.

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