Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ultrafast Terahertz Microscopy

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ultrafast Terahertz Microscopy

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position 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 ultrafast terahertz near filed microscopy or scanning tunnelling microscopy). 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 until 30 September 2025.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Prof Michael Johnston (

Only applications received before midday 30 September 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 159805 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 30-Sep-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : Grade 7: £33,309 -£40,927 per annum

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