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Research Fellow in Liquid Crystal Physics and Devices

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research intensive Universities

You will join a five-year collaborative programme with a world-leading company working in liquid crystals. You will work with a team of scientists from the company along with Professor Helen Gleeson, Professor. Cliff Jones and Dr. Mamatha Nagaraj in the Soft Matter Physics research group.

You will have an experimental 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 crystal based technologies and work on the design, fabrication, optimisation and characterisation of liquid crystal devices. In addition to carrying out a series of research projects, you will be an excellent communicator, responsible for day-to-day interactions with the company, writing papers, contributing to patent applications and making presentations. You will regularly travel to the company’s premises in the UK and Europe.

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

Professor Helen Gleeson, Cavendish Professor of Physics

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3863, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £32,958 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 03 May 2017
Interview Date:  Friday 12 May 2017
Reference:  MAPPA1043
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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