Research Associate/Fellow in Epitaxial Graphene/Boron Nitride Heterostructures University of Nottingham Departmemnt of Physics & Astronomy United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Epitaxial Graphene/Boron Nitride Heterostructures (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Friday, 26th April 2019
Job Type
Physics & Astronomy
£27025 to £34189 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30,395 with relevant PhD)

We have recently been awarded funds by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to investigate the physical properties of graphene grown on boron nitride using molecular beam epitaxy with a particular focus on the properties of strained graphene. We now wish to recruit a postdoctoral research associate who will be responsible for the experimental characterisation of these new materials, as well as fabricating prototype devices, investigating the properties of adsorbed molecular layers, and undertaking electrical measurements at low temperature. The successful candidate should have extensive experience of the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and conductive AFM under ambient conditions including the acquisition of images with lattice resolution. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with additional experience in one or more related areas such as fabrication of graphene devices, Raman spectroscopy, electron microscopy, low temperature magnetotransport measurements and ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopy.


The post holder will work within a group of approximately 12 researchers including academics in the Schools of Physics & Astronomy (Beton, Novikov, Moriarty, Eaves, Foxon and Mellor) and Chemistry (Khlobystov) together with a team of postdocs and PhD students whose combined expertise spans MBE growth, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, quantum transport phenomena and nanofabrication. The post holder will be encouraged to develop collaborations within this group to develop original lines of research activity related to strained epitaxial graphene.


The successful candidate should have either been awarded a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or a relevant discipline or near completion of their PhD.


This is a full-time, fixed-term post until 31 December 2020 and is available from 1 June 2019. Job share arrangements may be considered.


Informal enquiries may be directed to Peter Beton or Sergei Novikov Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


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