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There are also currently opportunities for graduate research in this group. Please see for a list of projects and information on the application procedure and scholarships.


NEW (11.11.20): Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy or Terahertz Spectroscopy (2 posts)

[For further particulars and to apply for the position please click here ]

Grade 7: £ 32,817 - £ 35,845 pa
Fixed term for 36 months

Applications are invited for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a project entitled Unveiling electron motion at surfaces and interfaces on ultrashort length and ultrafast time scales. Over the course of the project we will develop and implement a new instrument that will enable us to gain a deep understand nanoscale charge dynamics in metal halide perovskite semiconductors and semiconductor nanowires. The advances made will contribute to our active existing research programme in developing efficient multijunction solar cells.

The two roles promise to be exciting and challenging, and we will rely on the successful applicants to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in energy conversion materials.

The successful candidates will possess or be close obtaining a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem-solving skills. They will have specific expertise in scanning probe microscopy (ideally scanning tunnelling microscopy) device physics or ultrafast (ideally terahertz) spectroscopy. They should also be able to demonstrate a capability to develop and build scientific instruments. In addition, they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high-quality publications. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

Applications must be submitted via the University of Oxford's web-based recruitment system by 12noon GMT 4 December 2020.


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