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RA in the Theory of Molecular Electronics (QSAMs)

Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Friday 31 May 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 07 June 2019
Reference:  A2685

The Physics Department, University of Lancaster is seeking an enthusiastic and creative scientist to work on the theory of molecular-scale heat and electron transport in nanoscale devices. The control of nanoscale charge and heat flow is central to modern technology. This project will explore the physical processes of thermal and electrical transport in molecular-scale structures, starting with single molecules and then translating enhanced functionality to self-assembled molecular layers. 

You will work within the Theory of Molecular Scale Transport Group, headed by Prof Colin Lambert and collaborate with experimental colleagues in outside universities, within the UK and abroad. 

You must have or be about to complete a PhD in Physics and show an exceptional record of publication in leading research journals. You are expected to successfully work as part of a team with good inter-personal skills. Experience with the quantum transport code GOLLUM (or an equivalent code) and density functional theory are desirable. 

Lancaster University Physics Department is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department. 

This is a fixed term, full-time appointment for 24 months, starting October 1st 2019. 

Applicants may find some helpful information on local amenities here: 

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Colin Lambert ( 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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