Marie Sklodowska-curie Early Stage Researcher at University of Cambridge

A new postdoctoral scholar position is available at University of Cambridge. The funds for this fellowship are available for 3 years. Potential candidates should apply before January 15, 2020.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Objectives: Development of novel 3D structured multiferroics based on mesoporous magnetostrictive oxides, and combining these with ferroelectrics (e.g. PVDF-based or other oxides); assessment of the ferroelectric and ME performance; cytotoxity tests.

Expected results: Growth of mesoporous oxide magnetostrictive films filled with a ferroelectric (inorganic/organic multiferroic) with enhanced magnetoelectric effects and/or no cytotoxic effects; local assessment of the ferroelectric behaviour using innovative customised micro-coils systems; enhanced energy efficiency in the resulting devices.

Skills to be developed: Oxide thin film growth by physical vapour deposition, use and modification, where appropriate, of magnetic and electrical characterization equipment (range of magnetometers, ferroelectric testing, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffrac-tion, working with cell cultures). Previous experience in one or more of these areas is beneficial but not essential.

Degree Requirement: The ideal candidate will have a Masters (or in exceptional cir-cumstances a Bachelors) in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

Prof. J. Driscoll is one of the group leaders in the Device Materials Group, in which materials systems currently under study are complex magnetic oxides, magnetoelectrics, superconductors, and resistive memory materials (

BeMAGIC project is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that offers the possibility to pursue the PhD within the Network at different universities/research centres/companies across Europe. The duration of the appointment is 3 years, starting in Spring 2020, and the salary will comprise a living allowance of 44,895.96 Euros and a mobility allowance of 7,200 Euros per year. Importantly, the Marie Curie eligibility criteria must be respected. Eligible early-stage researchers (ESRs) are those who are, at the date of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate. In addition, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Researchers can be nationals of any country (including all countries outside Europe). Please see full eligibility criteria here:

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Please refer any queries to Professor Judith Driscoll by email

The covering letter should make clear how the application meets the eligibility criteria for participation in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

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


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