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 32 months 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. 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 role holder will be expected to perform the following duties:
The person appointed will also 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.
The person appointed will require skills in:
The role holder will have a PhD in Electronics/Physics/Materials Science or equivalent and a knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies in Spintronics/Magnetism.
The post is fixed term till March 2023
Interview date: to be confirmed
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof Atsufumi on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01904 323245
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