Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK has an opening postdoc position. The initial contract for this position is 36 months and posible to extend. This position is closed on June 28, 2020.

This post, funded by a Leverhulme Trust research grant, is available for up to 36 months. The position will ideally start on 1 October 2020, though the current situation regarding the Coronavirus epidemic means that there may be flexibility. This also means that interviews will be held online.

This position is for a Research Assistant/Associate to work in Professor Judith Driscoll’s research group – to undertake research into novel superconductor coated conductors. The successful applicant will be expected to do experimental research in a team environment, working under the supervision of Prof Driscoll, of postdocs and students.

Qualifications required: Applicants should have or about to obtain a PhD in a relevant field, and have a strong background in materials science or closely related subject with experience superconducting thin films, materials processing, materials characterisation, low temperature electrical and magnetic measurements.

Experience Criteria: Experience in the thin film materials growth, copper oxide superconductors, materials and electrical characterisation are required.

Other responsibilities include: -Liaising with colleagues from different disciplines, both within and outside the UK. -Co-ordinating activities with industry partners, as appropriate. -Analysing and interpreting the results of own research and generating original ideas based on outcomes. -Design and conduct a coherent set of experiments and record their outcome. -Conducting literature and database searches. -Writing up results of own research. -Attending and presenting at international meetings. -Leading and contributing to the production of research reports and publications. -Presenting information on research progress and outcomes to internal and external contacts, both academic and industrial. -Helping with supervision of PhD students and undergraduate (latest undergraduate scholarship positions) researchers. -Co-ordinating team meetings and research progress of the superconductor research team in the group. -Effective written communication skills and the ability to plan and organise independently are essential.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted in support of the application.

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