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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 UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will join a collaborative programme with Merck Chemicals Ltd, the world’s leading company working in liquid crystals. You will work with a team of scientists from the company along with Prof Helen Gleeson, Prof Cliff Jones and Dr Mamatha Nagaraj in the Soft Matter Physics Group at Leeds University.

You will have an experimental PhD degree or equivalent, and research experience in Physics and/or Engineering along with significant experience in liquid crystal physics, optics, 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 travel regularly to the company’s premises in the UK and Germany.

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:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £37,345 p.a
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (unil 28 February 2022)
Release Date:  Friday 26 April 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 May 2019
Reference:  MAPPA1069
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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

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