Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale

University of Oxford
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed-term to the 31
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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale

Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ

We are seeking candidates for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant position within Professor Ares' research group at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford). The posts are funded by an ERC starting grant and is fixed-term to the 31st March 2026.

The development of quantum devices that combine both electronic and mechanical degrees of freedom has opened the door to the study of thermodynamic processes in these devices. The interplay between different degrees of freedom might be a key tool to access thermodynamic quantities at the nanoscale.

The successful candidates will fabricate devices, characterize them at low temperatures and conduct experiments that will elucidate thermodynamic quantities such as work and heat. In collaboration with theorists, you will also help design new ambitious experiments.

You should possess a Ph.D/D.Phil (or be near completion) in a relevant subject. You should have experimental expertise in electrical characterisation of quantum devices at cryogenic temperatures and have a strong background in the theory of quantum devices

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Natalia Ares (email: [email protected])

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Only applications received before midday on the 15th February 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : Dr Natalia Ares Vacancy ID : 169630 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 15-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

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