College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics to support the work of Dr. Eros Mariani and his group. This post is available from 14 September 2015 for 36 months.
The project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will focus on the theoretical study of "Quantum Drums", ultrasharp nanoresonators based on suspended graphene in contact with superconductors. The project will involve the analysis of the interaction between the electronic properties of graphene and its elastic deformations with the goal to explore the fundamental microscopic mechanisms leading to mechanical damping of the resonator in the normal and in the superconducting state. Analytical and numerical techniques of condensed matter theory will be employed at different stages of the project. This theoretical project will be conducted in parallel with the experimental investigations carried out in the group of Prof. Saverio Russo at Exeter.
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.
The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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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