Research Associate in 2D Materials Science and Technology (5 posts available) University of Manchester, Condensed Matter United Kingdom

Research Associate in 2D Materials Science and Technology (5 posts available)

Job Reference : S&E-11805

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 22/05/2018

Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Condensed Matter

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : Available from 1 July 2018 for 22 months

This is an opportunity for talented experimentalists to contribute towards the cutting edge science and technology of graphene and other two-dimensional materials (2DM) by working on various European Graphene Flagship (GF) projects. These GF projects, based in the National Graphene Institute at Manchester, will encompass (i) the development of van der Waals heterostructures of 2D materials and studies of electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices based on 2D materials, and (ii) development of imaginative applications of graphene and 2D materials in printable electronics, energy storage systems and various membrane technologies.


We seek highly motivated and well-trained experimentalists with an active interest in 2D materials (proven by publications record) and practical skills in preparation and associated characterisation of 2DM heterostructures, device fabrication, electrochemistry, optical spectroscopy, low-temperature magneto-transport, or magnetometry measurements.


PDRAs 1 and 2 will work with Professor K Novoselov on developing 2DM inks and printable flexible electronics, in collaboration with Dr Z Hu (EEE) and Prof C Casiraghi (Chemistry). PDRA 3 will work with Prof K Novoselov on the fabrication of heterostructures of various 2D materials and study their magneto-transport, optical, and optoelectronic properties. PDRA 4 will work with Prof A Geim on the studies of 2DM-based nanofluidic systems, with the view to develop membranes for water desalination and purification, and/or for hydrogen isotope separation, in collaboration with Prof R Nair (CEAS). PDRA 5 will work with Prof Irina Grigorieva on novel approaches to tailoring electronic properties of 2D materials by intercalation with alkali metals, with the aim of achieving local control of intercalation and combining it with transport and structural characterization, in collaboration with Prof A Geim.


Applications to be made online, in addition to your application you should also upload a single file comprising of 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 the vacancy:

Professor Vladimir Falko, Director of National Graphene Institute


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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