Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in quantum materials synthesis and crystal growth.
This post is fixed term for 2 years.
The successful candidate will undertake research in material synthesis to investigate the role of disorder in frustrated magnetism and spin liquids in rare earth transition metal oxides funded by an EPSRC grant led by Dr. Dharmalingam Prabhakaran. The Oxford crystal growth unit is a well-established crystal growth facility including a recently installed 300 bar high pressure optical floating-zone furnace and other growth techniques. This work is part of an ongoing collaboration with experimental and theory groups at Royal Holloway and Cambridge.
Applicants should hold, or be close to completing a PhD in materials science/physics/ chemistry/metallurgy or related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in solid state synthesis and bulk single crystal growth techniques including flux growth, Bridgman, chemical vapour transport and optical floating zone growth. Proficiency with structural characterisation using powder/single crystal x-ray diffraction and physical properties measurements are essential.
A strong commitment to collaborative research, good verbal and written communications skills, and genuine motivation are highly essential.
The closing date for application is 12.00 noon on 29 April 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.
You will be required to upload a statement of your research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application, which should be no more than four pages long.