Research Fellow (104035 - 0621) . Job Reference: 1877235

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

July 8, 2021

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Physics

Salary

£30,942 - £40,322 per annum

Location

University of Warwick - Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term Contract for up to 3 years from 1 September 2021 36.5 hours per week

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint an ambitious Research Fellow to join the Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics group at the University of Warwick. The position is up to three years in duration with a start date of 1 September 2021.

Research goals will be related to developing and applying THz imaging and spectroscopy techniques for biomedical applications. A particular focus will be on developing a new class of THz imaging spectrometers based on multi-pixel photoconductive THz emitters.

As part of the EPSRC Programme Grant “Terabotics”, you will regularly communicate your findings within the consortium. You will be an excellent researcher capable of working effectively both independently and as part of a research team. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure

Please direct all informal inquiries to Dr James Lloyd-Hughes (J.Lloyd- Hughes@warwick.ac.uk )

Interview Date - TBC

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Undertake research in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. Work with project members in the successful execution of the project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

Research and scholarship • Carry out research relating to development of THz imaging and spectroscopy techniques for various applications. • Fabricate THz semiconductor devices in a clean room. • Conduct terahertz imaging and spectroscopy experiments. • Simulate and/or model terahertz data. • Write up research work for publication in refereed journals. • Communicate (orally and in writing) research results, e.g. for conferences. • Continually update own knowledge and understanding in research field. • Assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills. • May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding to support a developing research agenda.

Administration and Other Activities • Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. • Work within budget constraints.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but rather to provide guidance on the main aspects of the post. The post- holder will be required to be flexible in his or her duties.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Hold, or be about to attain, a PhD or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. physics, electronic engineering, mathematics). (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 2

Proven ability in research and evidence of quality research output (e.g. publications). (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 3

A developing research profile with the ability to publish and/or produce high quality research output. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 4

Ability or potential to contribute to the development of funding proposals in order to generate external funding to support research projects. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to initiate, plan, implement and deliver programmes of research work to defined deadlines. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a research team. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 7

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 8

An understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of research content. (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Research experience on terahertz devices, techniques or applications. (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience fabricating semiconductor devices in a clean room. (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience constructing or aligning optical experiments (e.g. terahertz time- domain spectrometers or ultrafast lasers). (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Experience in the analysis of terahertz spectroscopy and/or imaging data. (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 5

Experience in scientific programming (e.g. using Python, Matlab) (a) (c).

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

The Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics Group The Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics group comprises 3 members of staff (James Lloyd-Hughes, Emma MacPherson, Rebecca Milot) and around 12 PhD students and Research Fellows with complementary expertise. Dr Lloyd-Hughes set up the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy (WCUS) in 2016 as a joint activity between the Physics and Chemistry Departments at the University. Dr MacPherson joined the group in October 2017, and Dr Milot joined in 2018 further expanding the range of terahertz activities.

More information about the Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics group can be found at go.warwick.ac.uk/ultrafast The Physics Department and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

Both the Physics Department and the University of Warwick hold Athena SWAN Silver awards, a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. The Physics Department is also a Juno Champion, which is an award from the Institute of Physics to recognise our efforts to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

Further information can be found at www. warwick.ac.uk/physics/staff/working/.

The University supports flexible working and requests for job-share will be considered where possible.

Childcare can be provided for you at the University of Warwick Nursery departmental website. in order for you to attend the interview. Childcare is subject to availability of places at the Nursery.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date

8 Jul 2021

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