Post-doctoral Research Associate position in advanced optical spectroscopy of condensed matter na...

University of Sheffield
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Reference Number: UOS017052
Contract Type: Fixed-term for 30 months
Faculty: Faculty of Science - University of Sheffield, UK
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Salary: Grade 7 - £30,688 to £31,604 per annum
Closing Date: 25th September 2017
We have an exciting opportunity in Department of Physics and Astronomy for someone to use their skills to explore new optical phenomena in structures made from atomically thin two-dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides that are embedded in optical microcavities. This research stems from the advanced experimental techniques pioneered in Sheffield. 
You will join the Low Dimensional Structures & Devices Group where this post has arisen as part of a large collaboration between Sheffield and Manchester funded by EPSRC that that will involve 4 investigators (A Tartakovskii and D Krizhanovskii in Sheffield, K Novoselov and V Falko in Manchester) supervising one postdoc each. On this project, you will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team of 4 postdoctoral researchers. In this project you will be supervised by Professor Alexander Tartakovskii. More information on 2D Materials group in Sheffield can be found at
You will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in condensed matter physics (or related discipline) or have equivalent experience with strong experience in advanced optical spectroscopy. Experience in polariton and/or 2D materials physics is desirable.
The key duties of the role are as follows:
• Design novel 2D heterostructures compatible with microcavity architecture in order to study new phenomena in the strong light-matter coupling regime.
• Carry out optical characterization of 2D heterostructures fabricated by collaborators and other group members.
• Design new optical spectroscopy experiments to study novel physics of 2D polaritons.
• Carry out advanced optical studies of 2D heterostructures in the strong light-matter coupling regime.

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