Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter
December 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This new full time post is available from 1 January 2024 on a fixed term basis until 28 February 2025.

Summary of the role

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in EPSRC New Horizons project 2D polaritons for optoelectronic devices” and join the group of Dr. Oleksandr Kyriienko at the Department of Physics (see our webpage https: // for more details). The project targets the boundary between quantum optics and condensed matter physics. Our aim is developing a theory for optoelectronic computing devices based on two- dimensional materials strongly coupled to light.

This funded post is available from 01 Jan 2024 to 28 Feb 2025. The successful applicant will do research in the field of theoretical quantum optics, 2D materials, and optical computing. We welcome the applicants with background in various research subjects, including but not limited to two-dimensional semiconductor materials, strong light-matter coupling, quantum computing, machine learning etc.

The post duties will include performing research (numerical and analytical calculations), writing and publishing original scientific papers, as well as taking part in weekly group meetings. Regular participation in international conferences is planned throughout the project. We offer an opportunity to work in collaborative environment of a dynamic and rapidly developing group.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to perform calculations (analytical, numerical) in the relevant areas of physics, as well as work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. They will have excellent writing skills, desire to self-study, and will be goal- oriented. Ideally they shall have a strong background in 2D materials and machine learning.

Regular participation in international conferences is planned throughout the project. We offer an opportunity to work in collaborative environment of small but rapidly developing group, and mentorship for the future growth. The research environment at UoE is very alive, with regular meetings for theorists at the department and social events.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Dr Oleksandr Kyriienko by e-mail [email protected].

    Interviews are expected to take place within ten days from the closing date.

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