Research Fellow (80773 - 087)

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Company: University of Warwick

Department: Department of Physics

Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1409 3660614

Fax: +44-1268 2448547

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Fellow (80773 - 087). Terms and conditions vacancy

Fixed Term Position: 3 Years

A position is available to work on Ferrotoroidic Structures: polar flux-closure, vortices and skyrmions, in the group of Functional Electronic Materials of Physics Department at Warwick University. The work is built on the encouraging results obtained in PbTiO3-based multiferroic tunnel junctions displaying exotic topological phenomena. The successful candidate will join a program aimed towards to obtain and analyse the fundamental structural and functional properties of polar ferrotoroidic oxides.

The candidate will be a member of an interdisciplinary research team working in the field of ferroelectrics and multiferroics. The project aims to analyse the fundamental structural and functional properties of polar ferrotoroidic oxides based on the perovskite structure. The main objectives are exploring, understanding and manipulation of ferrotoroidicity in ferroelectric ultrathin films and superlattices as well as the interactions of these structures with external stimuli.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in epitaxial growth of oxide films and should have applied them previously towards studying ferroelectric materials. It is required to have demonstrated:

  • Well-developed experimental skills in the growth of functional oxide films especially by PLD and/or reactive sputtering.
  • Expertise in the determination of the microstructure oxide films by e.g. XRD, AFM, TEM and/or related methods.
  • Expertise in electric/magnetic/ferroelectric device fabrication and thin film characterisation including ferroelectric/magnetic properties, piezoforce and/or magnetic force microscopy and/or other microscopy techniques.
  • Expert scientific know-how on the nucleation, growth and phase stability of oxides.

He/she should have demonstrated a good track-record of disseminating results, needs to be highly motivated and have good interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team. He/she must be in the position of starting the 1st of January of 2018.

Further information about the Functional Electronic Materials and Warwick Physics Microscopy groups can be found at:

Enquiries should be directed to:Prof. M. Alexe ([email protected]).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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