Research Fellow in Liquid Crystals for Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) (Physics)

University of Leeds

View All Vacancies

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading research-intensive Universities?

You will join a collaborative programme with Merck Perfromance Materials Limited, the world’s leading company working in liquid crystals. You will work with a team of scientists from the company along with Prof Helen Gleeson , Prof Gordon Love , Dr Richard Mandle and Dr Mamatha Nagaraj at the University of Leeds.

You will have an experimental PhD degree (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) and research experience in Physics and/or Engineering along with significant experience in liquid crystal physics, optics, electro-optics, active and passive device fabrication or related areas.

You will focus on a range of liquid crystal-based technologies and work on the design, fabrication, optimisation and characterisation of liquid crystal devices. In addition to carrying out a series of research projects, you will be an excellent communicator, responsible for day-to-day interactions with the company, writing papers, contributing to patent applications and making presentations. You will travel regularly to the company’s premises in the UK and occasionally to Germany.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Helen Gleeson , Cavendish Professor of Physics

Email: [email protected]  


Dr Mamatha Nagaraj , Lecturer

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Physics & Astronomy
Category:  Research
Grade 7

£37,099 to £44,263
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Up to 5 years due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 31 August 2023
Closing Date:  Thursday 28 September 2023
Reference:  EPSPA1087
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

View or Apply
To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Job Location