Research Associate/Fellow (THz S-Laser) (fixed term)
Tuesday, 9th November 2021
Physics & Astronomy
£27924 to £40927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Applications are invited for the role of Research Associate/Fellow to carry
out experimental research on terahertz (THz) acoustoelectric effects in
quantum semiconductor heterostructures, with the aim of developing a new class
of device which integrates the functions of a THz Saser (sound amplification
by the stimulated emission of radiation) and THz Quantum Cascade Laser
(QCL) to achieve on-chip high-speed modulation of the THz radiation. The
Fellow will work within the THz Acoustics group in the School of Physics and
Astronomy. The THz acoustics group is part of the larger Experimental
Condensed Matter and Nanoscience (ECMN) research grouping.
The successful candidate will work on the design and fabrication of saser
devices for generating coherent acoustic phonons and characterise these using
picosecond laser acoustic (pump-probe) and bolometric detection techniques.
They will then work with colleagues at the University of Leeds School of
Electronic and Electrical Engineering to integrate the saser devices with QCLs
to create the new device called an S-Laser.
In addition to two well-equipped THz acoustics laboratories, where the
research will be based, the Fellow will have access to the wider facilities of
the ECMN grouping, including microfabrication clean rooms. The Fellow will
also benefit from membership of a large and diverse condensed matter research
group in Nottingham and from being part of a multi-institutional
interdisciplinary research project.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent experimental
research skills, the ability to build effective scientific collaborations
within and outside of their research group and institution and have excellent
written and oral communication skills. Full details can be found in the role
This post, which is funded by a research grant from the Engineering and
Physical Sciences Research Council, is full-time (36.25 hrs/week) and fixed
term until 30 November 2024, starting on/before 1st December 2021. Job share
arrangements may be considered.
Holiday entitlement of 30 days plus bank holidays and University closure days;
a benefits package including contributory pension scheme and the opportunity
to take advantage of staff benefit options enabling you to save money on
childcare, shopping, travel and other services.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Anthony Kent
Anthony.email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to
this email address will not be accepted.
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