Postdoctoral Researcher (Theory)

University of Hull

  • North East England
  • £34,189.00 - £39,609.00
  • Academic - postdoc
  • Closing date 03 Mar 2020

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Postdoctoral Researcher (Theory)
Theory of Soft Condensed Matter
Department of Physics & Mathematics, University of Hull, UK


Applications are invited for the post of postdoctoral research associate to carry out an exciting EU funded project “Nanophotonic Devices Applying Self-Assembled Colloids for Novel On-Chip Light Sources” (POSEIDON). The PDRA must have a PhD in the Theory of Soft Condensed Matter Physics or related discipline by the date of appointment. Candidates should have strong analytical and computational skills and the ability to work independently. Experience in using of finite element methods would also be highly desirable.

The project follows the award of a €3M EU H2020 Future Emerging Technologies grant (POSEIDON) across 8 institutions in Germany, UK, Spain and the Czech Republic with the aim of using colloidal self-assembly to fabricate nanoscale light sources on a silicon chip for next generation photonic integrated circuits. Working as part of a world-leading multi-disciplinary team comprising Hull (2 PDRAs, this post and an experimental counterpart, and a PhD studentship) and the wider EU consortium, the post holder will be responsible for modelling the self-assembly of colloidal systems in order to establish the design rules for obtaining target plasmonic and metamaterial structures.

The position will be based in the Department of Physics & Mathematics at the University of Hull which has a thriving research culture with a mix of experimental and theoretical groups encompassing condensed matter physics, applied physics and astrophysics.

This is a fixed term position of 24 months. The terms of the grant that fund this position require that employment commences no later than 30 June 2020. UK/EU and other nationals are eligible to apply for this position.

To discuss this role informally, please contact: Dr Martin Buzza (Tel: +44-1482-466420; email d.m.buzza@hull.ac.uk)

Closing Date: Tuesday 03 March 2020

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