Surface Science Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 9th January 2022
Job Type
Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre
£27924 to £40927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) at the University of Nottingham is seeking to appoint a Surface Science Research Associate/Fellow. This role will enhance the surface science capabilities of the nmRC by developing the research portfolio in this area.  Further, this role will manage the XPS facility within the nmRC, providing resource planning and operational insight to ensure efficient usage of the instrumentation.

The Research Fellow must have proven technical specialist knowledge and understanding in their own research field as well as a strong track record of performing XPS experiments and analysing the resulting data.  Familiarity with Kratos XPS instrumentation and good working knowledge of XPS are also desirable.  There is scope within the role to enable the Research Fellow to support research on the '3D OrbiSIMS', the first of its kind in an academic setting.  Experience working with ultrahigh vacuum systems is therefore essential.

The nmRC is a world leading analytical facility at the University of Nottingham. It provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise in nanoscale characterisation, specialised sample preparation, and micro/nano-structure fabrication, for the benefit of all University of Nottingham researchers, external academic collaborators and industrial partners. The nmRC enables and enhances cross-faculty collaborations and fosters external collaborations with internationally leading institutions; provides a first-class environment for training & career development; and exploits opportunities for knowledge transfer and collaboration with industry. More information can be found on the nmRC website (

This is a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed term post for 18 months.

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Informal enquiries may be addressed to Karen Alvey, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted

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