Salary range : £31,604 (restricted due to funding)
FTE : 1.0
Term : Fixed (for 18 months)
Closing date : 22/09/2017
Prof. Kevin O’Donnell (SUPA Physics, Strathclyde) and co-investigator Dr Paul Edwards are seeking a Research Associate to work on an epsrc-funded project, entitled Hysteretic photochromic switching (HPS) of europium-magnesium defects in gallium nitride: a potential route to a new solid-state qubit. The successful candidate, responsible for the day-to-day running of the project, will possess advanced experimental and modelling skills in the spectroscopy of rare-earth-doped materials, preferably including III-nitride semiconductors. A familiarity with quantum technology would be an advantage. The Research Associate will liaise with project partners responsible for preparing samples in Cambridge, Lisbon and Warsaw, and collaborate with our Research Technician in the acquisition and commissioning of new experimental apparatus.
To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in optical spectroscopy of solids, or have significant relevant experience in addition to a relevant degree. You will have with familiarity III-nitrides or other wide-gap semiconductors and advanced experimental and modelling skills in the spectroscopy of rare-earth-doped materials, preferably including III-nitride semiconductors. The successful candidate will have a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals. You will have an ability to plan and organise your own workload effectively and an ability to work within a team environment. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
Formal interviews for this post will be held in early October 2017.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to K.P. O’Donnell, email@example.com, +44 141 548 3365
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Posted 27th August 2017