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Research Assistant/Associate

New PDRA position open on enhancing superconductive transition temperature using a metalmaterials approach achieved by novel epitaxial nanocomposite.

Salary: £25,728-£38,833

Closing date: 19 September 2018

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance with the possibility of extension.

This position is for a post-doctoral Research Associate/Assistant to work in Professor Judith Driscoll's research group:

The project is funded by the Office of Naval Research. It aims to use a metamaterials approach for enhancing the superconductive transition temperature, Tc, of high temperature superconductors. The project will be a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, where the post-doctoral researcher will synthesize novel epitaxial nanocomposite thin film systems, the Naval research lab in Washington DC, where superconducting measurements will be undertaken, Towson University, where optical properties of the samples will be made, and the University of Maryland, where modelling will be undertaken.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake superconductor thin film growth by pulsed laser deposition as well as extensive materials by x-ray diffraction and basic superconducting measurements. The position is available for a relatively junior postdoc. for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. The post should start between 1st November 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Candidates should have a PhD and a strong background in applied physics/materials science or closely related subject, preferably with knowledge of oxide thin film growth, superconductivity, and physical property measurements. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to conduct with international project between 4 different partners.

Applications will also be considered from candidates who are within 3 months of submitting their thesis.  They would be recruited as an Assistant and would be promoted to Associate upon producing evidence of their PhD award.

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.

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Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a research statement and two letters of recommendation should be submitted in support of the application.

A list of publications should also be uploaded with your application together with your CV and covering letter. Please quote reference LJ16433 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Aug 01, 2018

Judith delivered an invited guest lecture to the Institute of Materials Science at Los Alamos lab on “New Concepts for Realising Exemplary Functionalities in Strongly Correlated Oxides”, and also had a lunch meeting with early career researchers.

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Jul 25, 2018

Judith delivered an invited guest lecture at Applied Materials in Sunnyvale on “Designing Reliable RRAM with Applicability to Industry”. It was fascinating to learn more of the industry perspective on new memory technologies.

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Jul 24, 2018

Judith met with Prof. Theodore Geballe, her old Professor from Stanford. It was great to see Ted, discuss science, and to catch up with other colleagues at Stanford.

Invited Talk at Neuromorphic Computing Workshop, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Rui Wu Gave an Invited Talk at Neuromorphic Computing Workshop, 2018

Interesting visit to Seoul, Anseong, Hangzhou, Souzhou and Shanghai.

May 10, 2018

On her Far East visit, Prof. Driscoll first had a very interesting visit to our sponsor, Sunam and she also attended the Chinese Chemical Society Meeting.

APL Materials Conference, 10-12 April 2018

Apr 14, 2018

Successful APL Materials Conference on 'Interfaces in Energy Materials'

Kroll Prize

Apr 04, 2018

Judith is very pleased to be notified that she is to be the IOM3 Kroll Prize recipient in 2018, following in the footsteps of former notable recipients from her dept. (Prof. Fray and Best and Dr. Kumar).

Alumnus Donation to Driscoll group

Apr 04, 2018

We are very happy to report that Dr. Bill Welland has made a further donation to support the research in the Driscoll group. Having such unattributed funds is most welcome and needed. Hence, we are very grateful to Bill for his generosity and for his interest in our work.

Science Festival and Ice Cream

Mar 24, 2018

Judith, her group and other members of the Materials Science dept. take part in the annual Cambridge Science Festival. We are very grateful to Trinity College for sponsoring the event.

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