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Research Associate (Fixed Term) in Oxide Superconducting Spintronics

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

The EPSRC and JSPS have recently funded an International Network Grant on Oxide Superconducting Spintronics led by Jason Robinson in collaboration with Professor Yoshi Maeno at the University of Kyoto. Applications are invited for a Research Associate with outstanding expertise in the epitaxial growth of oxide superconducting and ferromagnetic films and multilayers by pulse laser deposition. The candidate will have expertise in thin-film oxide characterisation, including X-ray diffraction, and nanodevice fabrication and electrical transport measurements down to sub-Kelvin temperatures. The position is available from July 2017 for 24 months in the first instance.

The project is focused on nanofabrication of superconducting oxide-based heterodevices and low temperature quasi-dc measurements to investigate spin transport in the superconducting state. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person, with a strong track record in magnetism or superconductivity. The appointed Research Associate will be part of a dynamic team and will be expected to actively interact with the different groups involved in the programme (both in the UK and Japan) and to actively support activities such as outreach events and small focused workshops. This position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.

Candidates for any of these positions should have a PhD in a relevant subject.

Applications should include a list of publications. Applications by email will not be accepted.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Astrid Poncin at

Please quote reference LJ11898 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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