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NEW (20.5.15): Fully funded PhD studentship on "Polymer Photonic Structures for Control of Terahertz Light" with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics. Download details here


NEW (20.5.15): Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanowires

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Grade 7: £ 29,837 - £ 36,661 pa
Fixed term for 36 months

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Condensed Matter Physics. The post is available for a period of 36 months. This project will examine doping and hetero-interfaces in single crystal semiconductor nanowires / nanocolumns with the ultimate aim of developing semiconductor nanowires for implementation in nanoscale optoelectronics devices and next-generation solar cells. The research assistant will focus on photophysical investigations of semiconductor nanowires, in close collaboration with researchers working on material and device development. For this purpose they will utilise and further develop existing confocal micro-photoluminescence and optical time-resolved spectroscopy systems.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in spatially resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy and the science of semiconductor nanowires. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research, as evident from a strong publication record, and to work successfully as part of a larger research team. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal inquiries about this post to Prof Michael Johnston

Applications must be submitted via the University of Oxford's web-based recruitment system before 24 June 2015.


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