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Research Fellow in Liquid Crystal Device Theory

Are you an ambitious and capable researcher seeking a challenging role in the areas of Soft Matter, Liquid crystals and Optical devices? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will work on a collaborative project on the invention, fabrication and characterisation of novel liquid crystal devices, collaborating with Prof Cliff Jones FREng, FInstP, FRSC and a second Research Fellow working on the experimental aspects of the programme.

You will have a PhD degree, or equivalent, in Physics and/or Engineering and research experience in liquid crystal physics, along with significant experience in electro-optics, active and passive device fabrication or related areas.

You will focus on a range of liquid crystals based technologies and work on implementing theoretical and computational models for the novel liquid crystal devices. You will have experience of Q-tensor modelling of liquid crystals and including the electrical and optical features of the liquid crystal in the model. You will work closely with a second Fellow being recruited simultaneously that will be responsible for the experimental aspects of the projects. In addition to carrying out a series of research projects, you will be an excellent communicator, experienced at writing high impact papers and conference presentations. You will be a good team player and have a proven ability to work collaboratively.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof Cliff Jones, EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7311 or email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to 36 months (grant funding))
Release Date:  Tuesday 07 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 February 2020
Reference:  EPSPA1005
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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