Department Of Physics Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Grade 7: £32,236 – £39,609 pa
Fixed term for 3 years
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Materials Synthesis and Crystal Growth
The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.
The project is part of a research programme to investigate emergent properties of quantum condensed matter systems in the presence of strong electron correlations and spin-orbit couplings funded by an ERC grant led by Prof. Radu Coldea. The successful candidate will be an ambitious scientist keen to work on challenging research projects on single crystal growth of novel frustrated quantum magnets, topological magnetic materials and other correlated electron materials with strong spin-orbit interactions. The postholder will work in the crystal growth laboratory run by Dr Dharmalingam Prabhakaran who has over two decades of experience in bulk single crystal growth.
The role will involve materials preparation and single crystal growth, performing structural and physical properties measurements, analysing, understanding and presenting the results.
Applicants should possess, or be close to completing a doctorate in physics/materials science/chemistry or a related field to the research area of the role.
Previous experience with (i) bulk single crystal growth using flux, chemical vapour transport or optical floating-zone techniques, (ii) refinement of crystal structures from single-crystal or powder x-ray or neutron diffraction data, (iii) a research background in an area related to correlated electron physics, will be an advantage.
Candidates are expected to have a strong record of personal research and achievement, very good communication/scientific report writing/presentation skills, ability to work well independently as well as in a team, strong self-motivation.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.
Only applications received before midday Monday 12 November 2018 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement including research interests and how you meet the selection criteria, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. You should ask your referees to submit their references to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
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