Photonics Group, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Salary: Salary will be in agreement with the university salary scale
Plasmonics for photonic devices
The project will be conducted within the framework of a Science Foundation Ireland funded research which aims to create novel plasmonic enhanced photonic devices for ICT applications.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant topic in the area of nanophotonics or plasmonics. Ideally the candidate should have computational and experimental experience. Finite element modelling and/ or finite difference time domain modelling tools will be used for design and study of plasmonic nanostructures. The modelling will be used to design and select structures for fabrication. The candidate should have experience of fabrication and characterization of nanophotonic systems. They should be confident to work with a range of nanomaterials such as colloidal QDs and colloidal metal nanoparticles. The plasmonic nanostructures can be fabricated using e-beam lithography or focused ion beam and optically characterized using a variety of techniques. The candidate should be able to independently construct optical characterization test-beds and measurement systems. An extensive range of fabrication and characterisation facilities are available to the project within the Photonics Group and the Centre of Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN). The successful candidate should be highly motivated, with a track record of achievement and peer-reviewed publications. Good written and communication skills are essential. The candidate will work as part of a team, which includes a number of postgraduate researchers.
The position will be filled for one year in the first instance, with the possibility for renewal subject to available funding.
Suitable applicants should send a CV, list of publications and a letter outlining their relevant experience to Prof. A. L. Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org, with email contact details of three referees. Please put the reference “PD APPL” in the subject of the email.
For further information on Prof. Bradley’s research in Photonics see http://www.tcd.ie/Physics/People/Louise.Bradley/
For further enquires contact Prof. Louise Bradley, Trinity College Dublin: email@example.com
Preferred Starting Date: 1st October 2014.
Application Deadline: 31st August 2014, but applications will continue to be accepted until the post is filled.