Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in molecular spin physics.
The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years (if starting after 1 October 2020 this post is fixed-term until 30 September 2023).
This project will explore quantum spin physics in magnetic molecules in collaboration with two EU-funded consortia: SPRING http://www.springfetopen.eu/, which is focused on developing and technologically exploiting magnetic degrees of freedom in graphene-related nanostructures; and FATMOLS http://fatmols.unizar.es/, which seeks to exploit the properties of molecular magnets to establish modular and scalable molecular components for spin-based quantum technologies. Oxford's role in both projects is to develop and deploy advanced pulsed electron spin resonance techniques to elucidate the quantum magnetic structures and dynamics in new materials provided by project partners. The research will make extensive use of Oxford's state-of-the-art Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance CAESR, http://caesr-web.chem.ox.ac.uk/ as well as custom-built experimental apparatus for specialised measurements. There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with project partners around Europe.
The successful candidate will:
- Participate in the collaborative research programme, including visits to project partners
- Contribute to the development of the scientific programme
- Adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques and experimental protocols
- Use specialist scientific equipment in a laboratory environment
- Test hypotheses and analyse scientific data from a variety of sources, reviewing and refining working hypotheses as appropriate
- Contribute ideas for new research projects
- Work collaboratively with colleagues in Oxford and at partner institutions on all aspects of research, including in the preparation of scientific reports and journal articles and presentation of papers and posters
- Manage own academic research and administrative activities (this involves small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines)
- Represent the research group at external meetings and seminars, either with other members of the group or alone
- Share in communal tasks associated with the smooth running of the research group
- Assist in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
- Provide help and advice to colleagues where appropriate
The postholder will have the opportunity to teach. This may include lecturing, small group teaching, and tutoring of undergraduates and graduate students.
Applicants should hold or be close to completing a PhD in molecular spin physics, electron spin resonance, or another relevant scientific field.
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Arzhang Ardavan: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 August 2020 can be considered.