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Research Associate in Spintronic Devices

Electronic Engineering
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

We seek a Post Doctoral Research Associate to work under the direction of Prof. A. Hirohata on a JST funded grant entitled Development of materials for a magnetoresistive switch by combining computational and materials sciences. Funding for this appointment is available for three years subject to a probationary period. The project is part of an international collaborative programme between the University of York and Tohoku University in Japan. The collaboration is supported under the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ‘Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST)’ programme. Accordingly whilst the appointment will be based at the University of York some periods of exchange will be spent in Japan. The project is associated with the evaluation of a magnetic tunnel junction and its associated material to be developed in collaboration with Tohoku University. 

You will be expected to undertake a leading role in the extensive programme of exchange involving themselves and others and to assist with the organisation of the frequent symposia and other meetings required for the collaboration. You will be expected to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, including: thin film and junction analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications.

As well as having a PhD in Electronics/Physics/Materials Science, you will have skills in the imaging using transmission and scanning electron microscopes as well as the associated techniques and require knowledge and experience of growth and lithographic techniques preferably including the use of e-beam lithography. Significant use of high resolution transmission electron microscopy will be undertaken together with a range of other characterisation techniques such as X-ray diffraction, electrical measurements, etc. 

The post is full-time, 37  hours a week on a fixed-term contract for 3 years and salary will be in the range £31,604 - £38,832 a year.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Atsufumi Hirohata: Tel: +44 (0)1904 323245.

Closing date:  1 March 2018

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