Research Fellow in Experimental UHV Scanning Probe Microscopy

University of Leeds
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (Upto 2 y
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Research Fellow in Experimental UHV Scanning Probe Microscopy

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in Experimental UHV Scanning Probe Microscopy? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral Research Associate/Fellow to work on the development of protocols and strategies for the ultra-high resolution imaging and force mapping of single atoms and molecules using scanning probe microscopes.

The project will extend previously published work Sweetman et al. Nature Communications 7, 10621 (2016) to a more sophisticated methodology involving the complex 3D mapping of tips functionalised with complex organic molecules, and their interactions with novel self-assembled molecular monolayers.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Physics or a closely allied discipline; you will have experience in Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) techniques/technology and variable/low temperature scanning probe microscopy (SPM). A background in atomic scale imaging and/or atomic manipulation techniques is essential.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. And much more!
  • To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Dr Adam Sweetman, University Research Fellow

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Working Time: 37.5 hours per week Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (Upto 2 years - to complete specific time limited work) Release Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 16 June 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: EPSPA1113 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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