UK: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Materials Modelling at The University of Bolton

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

Ref: IREET-001/JAC

Salary in the range of £27,854 – £32,267 per annum.

Closing date:  Monday 20 January 2014 at 12.00 noon

Temporary fixed term appointment for 2 years

Description: Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship post, starting as soon as possible, to model the electronic structures, electrical/optical properties, and materials energetics/kinetics, in order to guide materials selection and large-area deposition of transparent conducting oxides and barrier coatings for the protection of plastic electronics.

Eligibility: Applicants for the Research Fellowship should have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, or Electrical/electronic Engineering.  It is essential that the applicants are experienced in using DFT (density functional theory) codes such as VASP/CASTEP and are knowledgeable on modelling electronic structures of correlated materials such as wide-gap oxides. The Researcher is expected to demonstrate the ability to undertake independent research and achieving deadlines and well-defined objectives.  He/she is expected to be a good team player for cross-disciplinary research in a consortium of academics and engineers from UK and Austria.

For an informal discussion: about the position, you may contact Prof. Guosheng Shao on telephone +44 (0) 1204 1204 903592 or email to

To apply :for the position, please complete a University application form, along with a detailed CV and list of publications, and a covering letter which outlines your experience and suitability for the post.

Please note that this appointment is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure.

An application form, job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: or requested by email: Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on (01204) 903579 (Please leave your home address details).  If contacting the University of Bolton please remember to quote the position reference number.

Applicants need to be aware that only a completed application form will be considered, unless it is specifically indicated in an advertisement that a CV will be accepted. Where appropriate, you should include a list of all publications when submitting your application. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.

If an applicant is interested in more than one vacancy, a separate application form must be submitted for each vacancy to ensure that the individual role requirements are addressed.

Please note that this appointment is subject to you completing a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, as it is highly unlikely that the University of Bolton could obtain a UK Border Agency Certificate of Sponsorship for this position.

Previous applicants need not apply.  No agencies.

Be Sociable, Share!

No Comments

Post your comment comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.