We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher to participate in a project investigating the role of domain boundaries as active elements in multiferroic materials and in minerals. The position involves developing procedures for measuring the movement of domain boundaries in electric fields using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy and contributing to modelling of the mechanisms involved. The post will be available for 2 years from 1st October 2012.
The successful applicant will have a research background in the field of phase transitions and microstructures and a good grounding in solid state physics. Familiarity with the specific research involved is not a prerequisite but, as well as holding a recent PhD in an experimental field, some experience of one or more of the following areas will be expected: elasticity measurements, phase transitions in ferroelastic/multiferroic materials, RUS or related in-situ spectroscopic methods.