Research Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics (2) - AR1888SB
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, Salary: £32,004 - £32,958 per annum, Start: 1 August 2017 negotiable, Fixed term for 3 years
We are seeking ambitious and motivated postdoctoral research fellows to join a major research project focused on investigating and controlling the electronic structure and many-body interactions of 2D materials and their heterostructures, funded via a Research Leadership Award from the Leverhulme Trust.

The successful candidates will work within the electronic structure group of Dr. Phil King at the University of St Andrews, UK.  Two positions are available, one to take responsibility for the synthesis of transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayers and heterostructures via molecular-beam epitaxy, and the other to primarily investigate their electronic structure via angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) and related techniques. 

We seek outstanding candidates who can make contributions across the breadth of this research programme, and who will join an active research group currently including 3 PDRAs and 5 PhD students whose research interests include 2D materials [1-3], correlated electron physics [4-6], and topological and Rashba systems [7,8]. 

Further information on the group is available at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/condmat/arpes.  The role will involve using state-of-the-art equipment for MBE-ARPES in the St Andrews lab as well as work at international synchrotron light sources.
Applicants should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in condensed matter physics, should be motivated and hard working, and ideally have experience with either angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy or molecular-beam epitaxy. 

[1] Riley et al., Nature Physics 10 (2014) 835;
[2] Riley et al., Nature Nano. 10 (2015) 1043; [3] Bawden et al., Nature Commun. 7 (2016) 11711; [4] King et al., Nature Comm. 5 (2014) 3414;
[5] King et al., Nature Nano. 9 (2014) 443; [6] Kushwaha et al., Science Advances 1 (2015) 1500692 (2015); [7] King et al., PRL 107 (2011) 096802;
[8] Bawden et al., Science Advances 1 (2015) 1500495.

Start date: 1 August 2017, although earlier or later start dates may be possible by negotiation.

End date: This post is available initially for up to 3 years, although funding is available to extend this for up to 5 years subject to satisfactory performance.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr P. King (philip.king@st-andrews.ac.uk). 

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Science posts at the University.  You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Please quote ref:  AR1888SB

Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Further Particulars: 
AR1888SB FPs (ARPES).pdf, AR1888SB FPs (MBE).pdf

School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £32,004 - £32,958 per annum
Start: 1 August 2017 negotiable
Fixed term for 3 years