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Postdoc Position in High Pressure Studies of Cem

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral fellowship position. The initial contract for this position is 24 months and posible to extend. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2019.

Applications are sought for a Research Associate position in the Quantum Materials Group, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

The project will involve the study of correlated electron materials of interest including unconventional superconductors and Kondo insulators under high-applied hydrostatic pressures, low temperatures and high magnetic fields. The project will be based in the Group of Dr. S. Sebastian in her laboratories at the Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK, and will involve travel to international high magnetic field laboratories.

Applicants will have a PhD in Physics or equivalent scientific background. Considerable experience is expected in performing low temperature transport measurements under applied pressures in hydrostatic conditions above 20 GPa using diamond anvil pressure cells. Candidates should have an understanding of correlated electron physics and knowledge of cryogenics. Applicants are expected to be resourceful, independent, have teamwork abilities, good communication skills and be able to manage their own workload. They are also expected to have experience of working in close collaboration with researchers in a range of scientific domains.

Fixed-term: The position is available from 1st December 2019 and is for 24 months in the first instance.

The closing date for applications is 31st October 2019. Shortlisting will take place as completed applications are received.

Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter, a list of publications and the names and contact details of two referees in the upload section of the online application.

If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Enquiries about the position should be sent to Dr. Sebastian (ses59@cam.ac.uk). For questions about the application process, please contact the Mott Hub HR Administrator (mott.hub@phy.cam.ac.uk).

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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