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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Multiferroics Job in Cambridgeshire
Post-Doctoral Researcher – Multiferroics
3 year fixed term temporary contract.
3-6 months in Cambridgeshire, UK; before transferring to Tokyo for duration of contract.
Salary is circa £40,000
*Any offer will be contingent upon being able to secure a visa to work and live in Japan.
In collaboration with its parent company based in Japan, our client is contributing to a multi-university project to develop the next generation Multiferroic materials and technologies for eco-friendly electronic devices. Undertaking research within their research Institute to develop, characterise and research the quantum physical properties of novel solid-state multiferroic materials. Such materials demonstrate multiple properties such as ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism and ferroelasticity.
KEY RESULT AREAS
- Research ranging from fundamental verification of material properties through to practical application.
- Utilising the quantum properties of the multiferroic materials to demonstrate novel device results and developments.
- Create and demonstrate prototype devices that leverage the fundamental benefits and features of multiferroic materials for future commercial applications.
- Working in a collaborative team to develop new multiferroic materials for use in energy harvesting and memory applications.
- Development of energy harvesting devices based on multiferroic materials, including but not limited to thermoelectric and bulk photovoltaic devices.
- Collaboration with other researchers and institutes to develop memory devices based on the developed multiferroic material.
- Experimental evaluation of quantum physical properties of multiferroic materials and their impact on device performance.
- Analysis of results to identify key parameters which impact device performance and use the data to make recommendations for improvements to both devices and materials.
- Optimisation of device fabrication processes to improve performance and demonstrate the potential of using such multiferroic materials in novel energy harvesting devices.
- Support the development of theoretical understanding of new multiferroic materials and devices.
- Develop, document and deliver project plans focussed on R&D research aims in combination with the project leads and research teams.
- Timely, accurate reporting of results, conclusions, and recommendations for next steps.
- Presentation of data in one-to-one discussions, team meetings and at wider discussion forums.
- Identification of intellectual property, filing of invention disclosures, and providing feedback to ensure high quality patent applications.
- Ensuring that health and safety standards are being met and maintained. Working safely within the laboratory environment; carrying out COSHH and risk assessments of processes as appropriate.
- PhD in a related field such as Solid State or Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Physics or Materials Science or a related discipline.
- Experimental preparation of solid-state materials samples using sputtering or other in-organic deposition/growth techniques.
- Measurement and analysis of materials properties, including low temperature phenomena (sub-4K).
- Design, preparation and evaluation of test devices and application prototypes.
- Theoretical physics of solid-state materials and/or quantum phenomenon.