Early Stage Researcher in Nanomagnetism

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Leeds, United Kingdom
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you a rising star in the field of Nanomagnetism, in the first four years of your research career and based outside the UK? Do you want to further your career and attain a PhD in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities?

MagnEFi is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-ETN) involving eight leading European research laboratories and three high-tech companies. Supported by the European Union, MagnEFi will provide challenging, state-of-the-art training for early stage researchers in the general field of experimental, applied, and theoretical nanomagnetism. The main scientific topics include spintronics, multiferroics, RF devices, and transport in low-dimensional structures, as well as magnetism.

As an Early Stage Researcher in Leeds, you will undertake research in the interaction of surface acoustic waves and magnetic thin films (MagnEFi ESR 4), or electric field gating of magnetic multilayers with structural inversion asymmetry (MagnEFi ESR 5). You will interact and develop research collaborations with our MagnEFi consortium partners, and in addition you’ll participate in activities of the Innovative Training Network, including attending training courses and visiting other sites.  

To meet the requirements of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, you will be an early stage researcher within the first four years of your research career, have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD), and have not lived or carried out your main activity (work/study) in the UK for more than 12 months during the past three years. You will also need to have the flexibility to travel throughout the European Union. 

As well as previous research experience, you will have a good undergraduate degree (with a minimum 2:1 or above or equivalent) in Physics or Applied Physics with experimental experience, and be eligible to enrol on a PhD degree. You’ll also have excellent communication and organisational skills and a strong commitment to your own professional development.

Salary: The Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellowship offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the Marie Sklodowska Curie regulations for early stage researchers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon offer and will be based on a living allowance of €4,571 per month and a mobility allowance of €600 per month. Additionally, you may also qualify for a family allowance of €500 per month depending on personal circumstances. The final salary will be confirmed upon offer and will be subject to tax, employer’s and employee’s National Insurance deductions and the Apprenticeship Levy, and may also be subject to additional pension deductions.  The salary will be paid in UK Sterling (£) using an appropriate conversion rate.

To explore the posts further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Thomas Moore, Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3896, email:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy
Category: Research
Grade: Off grading structure
Salary: p.a. In line with Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network requirements
Working Time: We will consider flexible working arrangements
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (For 36 months)
Closing Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief