ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Strathclyde
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electronic engineeringPhysics › Quantum mechanicsPhysics › Solid state physicsTechnology › NanotechnologyTechnology › Quantum technology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE09/05/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Glasgow
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
This full-time Research Associate position is to contribute to a UKRI newly funded project, “Quantum Electronics in Silicon Carbide”, led by Dr Alessandro Rossi and in collaboration with industrial partners, such as the UK’s National Physical Laboratory, the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and British Telecom. The project revolves around the development of novel quantum devices in (but not limited to) silicon carbide and achieve electrical control/readout of single spins hosted in atomic crystal defects. The project’s funds will enable the establishment of a new cryogenic laboratory and of a new research team in the Physics Department. The Research Associate’s main areas of responsibility will be design, fabrication and testing of a range of quantum devices in different semiconductors and/or super-semiconductor hybrids. The postholder will also have a role in the definition of the new laboratory specs, in purchasing and assembling experimental set-ups, as well as in the supervision of junior members of the team.
The Semiconductor Spectroscopy and Devices Group (Department of Physics) has a strong track record in applying and developing imaging techniques to characterise the optical and structural properties of technologically important semiconductor materials. We have recently expanded our research portfolio to include semiconductor nanodevices for quantum computing and quantum metrology applications. Hence, we wish to appoint a researcher to work as part of the team and enhance these lines of inquiry. The successful candidate will bring a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline and possess strong experimental and analytical skills, including expertise in cryogenic measurement systems, electrical readout of quantum devices, as well as cleanroom processing. The appointed candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in collaboration with a diverse range of researchers ranging from postgraduate students, to experienced postdoctoral researchers/academics, to industrial collaborators. They will also have the ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals.
Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found at the provided website.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme.
Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.
We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.
Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.
The position is available for 24 months in the first instance with possibility of extension. Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 9 month probationary period. Salary range: £32,817 - £40,322.
Formal interviews for this post will be held in June 2021.
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Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Solid state physics
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
RESEARCH FIELDTechnology › Quantum technology
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: PhD or equivalentEngineering: PhD or equivalentTechnology: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
- Degree in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline
- PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline
- Ability to work in collaboration with a diverse range of researchers ranging from research project students, to experienced postdoctoral researchers/academics, to industrial collaborators.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
- Ability to work within a team environment.
- Ability to plan and organise own workload effectively.
-Sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in quantum materials/devices to contribute to research programmes and to the development of research activities.
- Hands-on experience with dilution refrigerator technology
- Hands-on experience with quantum device fabrication and characterisation
- Developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposals.
- Developing instrumentation, interfacing and control software for cryogenic experiments
- Knowledge of spin-based quantum technology
- Published high-quality research in respected journals
EURAXESS offer ID: 624583
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