Research Associate / Senior Research Associate Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

United Kingdom
Oct 17, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate or Senior Research Associate as part of a 5 year ERC research grant on high-temperature superconductors. This position offers to study recently discovered high-temperature high-pressure superconductors like H3S and to discover new high-temperature superconductors. The first part of the programme focuses on the mechanism of superconductivity in H3S using magnetic and transport measurements. The successful applicant should have experience in high-pressure experiments using diamond anvil pressure cells and ideally also in magnetic and transport measurements at low-temperature. Experience in interpreting results of magnetic and transport studies in the framework of superconductivity is desired. A PhD in condensed matter physics or closely related subject either awarded or to be awarded in the very near future, is required.

The successful candidate will work in the Correlated Electrons Systems group at the University of Bristol which is world-leading in the field of superconductivity. You will find it a stimulating environment covering a wide expertise from theory via sample synthesis to bulk measurements and microscopic probes. The group is part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics attracting the best PhD students. The University of Bristol is a research intensive elite university in the vibrant city of Bristol in the beautiful West of England.

The Research Associate or Senior Research Associate position is available to start February 2017 or soon afterwards for a period of 36 months. Salary will be dependent on role and experience.

Research Associate will be Grade I - £31,656 to £35,609 pa

Senior Research Associate will be Grade J - £35,609 to £40,082 pa

The closing date for applications is midnight, 15th November 2016.  Interviews will be held in December 2016.

For informal enquiries please contact;
Dr Sven Friedemann (
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8726