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Senior Research Associate in Nanoscale Thermal Phenomena in 2D Materials

£34,804 to £40,322
Lancaster University

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Applications are invited from a highly motivated and creative researcher
to work on the exploration of fundamentals of heat transport and thermoelectric
phenomena in two-dimensional materials (2DMs). The project is a key part of EU largest
research consortium – Graphene Flagship http://graphene-flagship.eu/ and runs in the group of Prof. Oleg Kolosov at the Physics
Department of Lancaster University. The project tackles a yet to be fully
understood physical and material science phenomena in a wide family of 2DMs such
as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, materials that include both largest
and lowest thermal conductivities known in any solid-state material. An
overarching goal of the project is to advance our knowledge of nanoscale
thermal phenomena in 2DMs that offer solutions for problems such as heat
dissipation in microelectronics that for more than a decade blocks increase of
processors speed, and finding novel paradigms for efficient thermoelectric
materials and 2DM electronic and optoelectronic devices.

You should have a PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in Material
Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a related subject, and hands-on expertise
in advanced scanning probe microscopy or experimental studies of physical
properties of 2DMs. The experience in nanoscale thermal transport, and/or
modelling is a clear advantage. A strong publication record in these areas and
exceptional experimental skills are essential. You will use advanced nanoscale physical
properties characterisation techniques including advanced scanning probe
microscopy, time-domain optical methods, and nano-manufacturing in the
state-of-the-art Lancaster IsoLab https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics/isolab/ and Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/quantum-technology/ and you will work in a close interaction with the
National Graphene Institute of Manchester University, a birthplace of Graphene https://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/about/ngi/, the National Physical Laboratory and multiple leading
research groups across Europe.

The initial position is available immediately until 31st March 2023.

Lancaster University is top 10 in three main
league tables, and we are proud to have been named International University of
the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The
Department of Physics at Lancaster University provides an excellent research
environment and in REF2014 was ranked 2nd in the UK for the number of research
outputs judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality, with 28% of
our publications in this top bracket. We are located
on a beautiful campus in the North West of England close to the stunning Lake
District National Park. We strongly support the individual needs of each
staff member and promote a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to the
Athena Swan Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice
undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. In our
drive to create a diverse, supportive community, we have attained Juno Champion
and Athena SWAN Silver status.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Prof. Oleg Kolosov
on o.kolosov@lancaster.ac.uk

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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