University of Exeter is hiring

SYMETA partners, the University of Exeter, are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This post, within the Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials Research Group, is available immediately for up to 42 month and will support the work of Prof Alastair Hibbins and Prof Roy Sambles.

The group has an excellent track record in delivering successful research projects, training doctoral students (currently hosting the 12 million pound EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training [CDT] in Metamaterials), and collaborating with external partners.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

This post is funded by the EPSRC, and the post holder will work on the prestigious new Grand Challenge project "SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, Microwave and THz Applications (SYMETA)" together with our collaborators at the Universities of Loughborough, Oxford, Sheffield and Queen Mary London.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong intuition and motivation to pursue novel phenomena in physics, while having a track record in being able to successfully communicate their results. He/she will be expected to regularly travel to conferences and our partners to present research progress and outcomes.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and have some experience of experimental research. They will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques (e.g. FEM modelling) to work within established research programmes. While a background in microwaves and/or metamaterials may be beneficial, applicants with experience in other related disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply (e.g. electronic engineering, nanophotonics, acoustics etc.).

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, free yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The application closing date is 12/06/2017

The starting salary will be from £33,943 up to £38,183 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience​.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter's STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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