Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Muon-spin spectroscopy for spin liquids

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Muon-spin spectroscopy for spin liquids.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 44 months with  possibility of further extension, subject to funding 

The aim of the project is to address important problems in muon spectroscopy.  NMR and ESR pulse sequences will be combined with muon spectroscopy in order to control the coupled spin states that arise when muons are implanted in condensed matter systems.  The experimental techniques that will be developed in this project will then be applied to the problem of determining the origin of the persistent spin dynamics that has been observed in numerous spin liquids and frustrated magnets at low temperature.

The successful candidate will carry out muon spectroscopy experiments, some of which will also use NMR and ESR pulse sequences.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or be close to completion in physics or a related field and have a strong background in muon-spin spectroscopy or closely related areas of condensed matter physics.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Stephen Blundell. Email:

Only applications received before midday (UK time) 11th January 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.