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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS

NEW (11.3.17): Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Terahertz Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanowires

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Grade 7: £ 31,076 - £ 38,183 pa
Fixed term for 36 months

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a Terahertz spectroscopy of semiconductor nanowires.

The project forms part of an exciting new European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant, SILAS, which aims at the development of a silicon-based laser, that has the potential to revolutionise the electronics industry by adding intra-chip and chip-to-chip optical communication. Work on this project in Oxford will concentrate on the non-contact electronic and optoelectronic characterisation of novel semiconducting nanowires using the experimental technique of optical pump terahertz probe spectroscopy. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

The role promises to be exciting and challenging, and we will rely on the successful applicant to significantly advance both the technology and our fundamental understanding of optoelectronic processes occurring in semiconductor nanowires. Duties of the role will include managing research and administrative activities, adapting and developing scientific techniques, analysing data from a variety of sources and representing the research group externally when required. The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

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 advanced optical spectroscopy, and experimental semiconductor physics. In addition they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high quality publications. The role involves working with Class 4 lasers systems.

Applications must be submitted via the University of Oxford's web-based recruitment system before 18 April 2017.

NEW (11.3.17): Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Vapour Deposition and Spectroscopy of Perovskite Heterostructures (2 posts)

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Grade 7: £ 31,076 - £ 38,183 pa
Fixed term for 36 months

Applications are invited for two Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford to work on a project entitled Perovskite Heterostructures by Vapour Deposition. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration until 30 April 2020.

Over the course of the project, we will build on our early lead in the area of vapour deposited semiconducting perovskites, and recent developments in tuning the band gap of these materials, to develop highly efficient multi-junction perovskite solar cells via physical vapour deposition. We will utilise the recently funded EPSRC “National thin-film cluster facility for advanced functional materials” at Oxford to create advanced device architectures, and larger area cells with unprecedented control over layer thickness and large area uniformity and homogeneity. The device and materials development will be underpinned by advanced spectroscopy, analytical and modelling activities.

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 perovskite thin films and devices. The postholders will carry out lab work with Class 4 lasers and will work with heavy metals. Other duties will include preparation of reports and journal articles, representing the group externally and contributing research ideas. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach.

The successful candidates will possess, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry or engineering and have excellent problem solving skills. They will have specific expertise in device physics, characterisation and/or advanced optical spectroscopy. In addition they will also have excellent verbal and written skills in English and have a good track record of high quality publications.

Applications must be submitted via the University of Oxford's web-based recruitment system before 20 April 2017.

CONSIDERING STUDYING PHYSICS AS AN UNDERGRADUATE AT OXFORD?

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