Research Fellow in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics - AR1676ML
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, Salary: 31,342 - £37,394 per annum, Start Date: 1 August 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter by negotiation, Fixed Term: 24 months
As part of a major EPSRC sponsored initiative between the universities of St Andrews, Cornell, Edinburgh, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Oxford, and University College London, we are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on aspects of topological protection and non-equilibrium states in strongly correlated electron systems.  The initiative spans both experiment and theory, with fuller details available at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/physics/topnes.  We seek an outstanding candidate who can make contributions across the breadth of this programme. This advert is for an experimental physicist, who will be working in the first instance with Peter Wahl and Phil King primarily on spectroscopic studies of the electronic structure and low-density superconductivity in bulk and reduced-dimensional SrTiO3-based systems.  The role will involve running state-of-the-art equipment for scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy in St Andrews, as well as working at international synchrotron light sources.  The role holder will perform original experimental research, as well as being involved in day-to-day supervision of students and making contributions to the broader activities of the research groups and programme grant.  In addition to using existing state-of-the-art spectroscopic probes, they will also work on integrating these with a new system for reactive-oxide molecular beam epitaxy, using this for the study of atomic-scale SrTiO3-based heterostructures.

Start date will be 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter by negotiation and will be for 24 months.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr P. Wahl (wahl@st-andrews.ac.uk) or 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 and 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/.

Interview Date: 23 July 2015

Please quote ref:  AR1676ML

Closing Date:  15 July 2015

Further Particulars:
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School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary:  31,342 - £37,394 per annum
Start Date:  1 August 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter by negotiation
Fixed Term:  24 months