College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics to support the work of Prof Saverio Russo and his group. This post is available from 14 September 2015 for 36 months.
This experimental Associate Research Fellow position aims to unveil the origin of dissipation in graphene nano-mechanical resonators connected to superconducting leads. The absence of dissipation in superconductors is a property that can be induced in graphene when placed in direct contact with a superconductor. The candidate will directly measure the strength of the electronic dissipation in these systems for the first time by studying the lifetime of resonant vibrations in the presence and absence of proximity-induced superconductivity. This experimental project will be conducted in parallel with the theoretical work of the group of Dr Eros Mariani in Physics at Exeter within the "Quantum Drums" project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The post will include: 1. undertaking research as appropriate to the field of study, 2. contributing to teaching and to the supervision of students, assisting in the development of their research skills, 3. working in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate to the field of study, 4. contributing to the planning of the research project.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within the established research programme.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.
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The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
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