Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2D Materials x 2 Ref 6286/ 6287

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered
(subject to business need). 
Contract: Fixed term for 2 years
Reference: 6286/ 6287
Salary: starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 July 2021
Closing date:  4 August 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: Beginning of September 
Expected start date: September 2021 or asap

Job description

As part of a major ongoing industrially-funded project, the Materials Physics group at the University of Sussex is seeking to appoint two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in 2D Materials.

Job ref 6286: Development of networks of liquid-exfoliated 2D materials as chemiresistive gas sensors for sensitive and selective detection of gases including simulants of chemical warfare agents.

Job ref 6287: Development of liquid-exfoliated 2D materials, particularly dielectrics, to allow tuning of refractive index for optical notch filters based on polymeric photonic crystals.

Candidates should be educated to doctoral level and thoroughly experienced in relevant areas of experimental physics, chemistry or materials science and have a research track record in nanomaterials processing, characterisation or gas sensing. The successful candidate is expected to spend a majority of their time on research.

The appointment will be made at grade 7 (Research Fellow I), salary point depending on demonstrated experience and skills.

Please contact Alan Dalton, for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

Please note that this position may be subject to ATAS clearance if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Re 6286 [PDF 117.34KB]

Download job description and person specification Re 6287 [PDF 116.80KB]

Visa Sponsorship Queries: If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role, you can find further information on our Visa page or contact to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria.

How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application,and personal details and equal opportunities form, clearly stating which post reference number you would like to be considered for to  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.