The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology brings physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society. Our aim is to deliver world-leading research in both fundamental and applied areas whilst developing new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.
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The SuperSTEM Laboratory in Daresbury, Cheshire, is an internationally renowned user centre, supported by EPSRC to operate the UK National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy. SuperSTEM offers access to world-leading scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) instrumentation and expertise for the direct imaging and spectroscopy of atomic structures and the determination of chemical composition, bonding and vibrational properties, with a focus on single-atom precision and sensitivity in fields as diverse as catalysis, energy conversion and storage, biomaterials, organic and inorganic chemistry, mineralogy, planetary science, nuclear materials, condensed matter physics and quantum materials.
As a SuperSTEM Scientist/Research Associate and a member of the dedicated team based at the SuperSTEM Laboratory, Daresbury, you will undertake aspects of research in advanced analytical STEM. You will provide operational and maintenance expertise for the Facility’s core instruments in support of its wide user community, as well as training and support with data analysis, interpretation and modelling. You will also develop and undertake your own research programme in close collaboration with the Facility Director and University colleagues, with a focus on high-energy-resolution electron-energy-loss spectroscopy at the atomic scale.
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