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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

Quantum, Light & Matter Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,000
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Wednesday 18 July 2012
Reference:  087312WF-R

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

One PhD position is available in the field of Quantum Engineering with the thematic of “Experimental investigation of non-linear phenomena in hybrid optoelectronics”.

We study hybrid systems inspired by naturally-occurring biological-nanostructures that use energy transfer and recycling to transform light into chemical energy. Using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques we investigate alternative ways of removing carriers from efficient light absorbing materials of low carrier mobility, such as organic semiconductors and nanocrystal quantum dots, and transferring them into single crystal inorganic semiconductors with high carrier mobility. The successful candidate will use a range of optical spectroscopy and nanofabrication techniques to incorprorate exciton energy transfer in hybrid heterostructures. Previous experience with pulsed laser systems, optical spectroscopy techniques and nanofabrication is desirable. Please provide the reasons you would like to join our group and your academic CV. 

The successful candidate will be expected to devise, initiate, and undertake laboratory, theoretical and simulation research work on the ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy of semiconductor nanostructures. Writing papers and other academic documents associated with the research. The post holder will be expected to take a leading role in the preparation of publication materials for leading international peer-reviewed journals and for preparing presentations at major international conferences.

This position is available only to EU candidates (excluding any EU citizen who has spent more than 12 months in the UK during the last three years).

For more information about the group go to

For inquires contact Prof Pavlos Lagoudakis at

The closing date for this post is 18th July 2012. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 087312WF-R on all correspondence

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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