Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Manipulation in Semiconductors at Low Temperatures

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Department of Physics
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Manipulation
in Semiconductors at Low Temperatures
 Full-Time, Fixed Term
(Available from 1 September 2019 for a Fixed Term period of 36 months)
Salary range is £35,333 to £41,743 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. This is a post to work on the project at Royal Holloway within the Programme grant “Non-Ergodic Quantum Manipulation”, funded by the EPSRC (grant EP/R029075/1), which is led by Professor Sir Michael Pepper at UCL, with additional collaborators at the University of Cambridge and the University of Birmingham.
The project will explore many-body localisation in semiconductors, which will depend on decoupling the electrons from energy-loss mechanisms. A key milestone will be a measurement of “slow energy”. The holder of this post will lead a work package at Royal Holloway on thermal transport measurements of GaAs-based semiconductor devices. The holder will work closely with collaborators within the grant to design, fabricate and measure new structures, to submit publications to refereed journals, and to work together with and supervise postgraduate and MSci students.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or a closely related area, as well as prior experience relevant to one or more of the following:
(i) low temperature electrical and thermal measurement techniques; (ii) operating cryogenic systems at low temperatures; (iii) semiconductor nanofabrication/cleanroom experience.
This is a full time post, available from 1st September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for a fixed term period of 36 months at Royal Holloway, with a possible extension of 2 years.
In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking
The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.
For further information about the post please contact Dr. James Nicholls at james.nicholls.@rhul.ac.uk.
To apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk.  Further details of the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the required qualifications, can be found in the job description and person specification listed with the post.  The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.
Please quote the reference: 0619-243
Closing Date:  Midnight, 16 July 2019  
Interview Date: 24 July 2019
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and establishing an inclusive culture within our department, and fostering good relationships between all staff and students from different backgrounds. Our Department holds a Physics Silver Athena SWAN, and a JUNO Champion Award.

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