Postdoctoral Research Assistant

About the Role

The overall objective of the project is to study thermoelectric heat-to-energy conversion in molecular quantum devices for potential applications in solid-state waste-heat recovery and cooling. You will develop and test a theoretical framework describing the thermodynamics of nanoscale system in collaboration with and under the supervision of Prof Jan Mol at Queen Mary University of London to realise the objectives of the UKRI Future Leader Fellowship project “Molecular Network Heat Engines”.

About You

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in nanofabrication, molecular and/or nanoscale electronic devices, quantum transport, and cryogenic experiments.

About the School

The project will be carried out in the School for Physical and Chemical Sciences where you. You will have access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication tools, including a NanoFrazor Explore scanning thermal probe lithography system, and a milikelvin dilution refrigerator for quantum transport experiments.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

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