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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Experimental Quantum Optics

Atomic and Laser Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in experimental quantum optics in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 12 months.

This project will focus on the development of an experimental optical simulator for molecular vibronic spectra. The successful candidate will construct a prototype of a simulator for molecular spectra, using the proposal of Huh et al, (N. Phot. 2015). 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 post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally have a strong background in quantum optics. Previous experience in the field of integrated photonics will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to carry out the experimental parts of this research, as well as work on extensions of this experiment in collaboration with theorists.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr. Jelmer Renema
jelmer.renema@physics.ox.ac.uk

Only applications received before midday Thursday 13th April 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 13 April 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Terahertz Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanowires

Condensed Matter

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 revolutionize 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 post-holder 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.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof Michael Johnston - Michael.Johnston@physics.ox.ac.uk

Only applications received before midday Tuesday 18th April 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 18 April 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

Two Tutorial Fellowships in Physics - Oriel College

Condensed Matter

Oriel College invites applications for two Tutorial Fellowships in Physics, with effect from 1 September
2017.

Applications are invited from existing departmental or University post-holders in Physics (e.g. APNTFs, or holders of departmental posts on Grades 9 or 10) with research interests in any area of physics other than experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

One post is for an initial 5-year period, with a view to appointing to the retirement age, and the second post is for a fixed term contract for 5 years.

The post-holders will provide tutorial teaching in a range of subjects from the first three years of the Oxford Physics curriculum. They will contribute to the administration of physics teaching in the College, and will play a positive and active role in the running of the College as members of the College’s Governing Body and trustees of the College. The successful candidates will have a doctorate in Physics or a relevant field, and will hold an appropriate post within the Department of Physics.

Applicants should submit their application via email attachment to the Appointment Committee, c/o
Mrs Rachel Breward, Academic Registrar, Academic Office, Oriel College, OX1 4EW at:
academic.recruitment@oriel.ox.ac.uk no later than by 12.00pm on Friday, 21 April 2017.

For full details of these posts, with further information about how to apply, please visit
http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk/people/vacancies/academic

lnformal enquiries may be made to Professor Andrew Boothroyd at: AndrewBoothroyd@physics.ox.ac.uk

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 21 April 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

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