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Research Associate in Quantum Ring VCSELs

Salary:   £27,285 to £31,604
Closing Date:   Monday 20 November 2017
Interview Date:   Wednesday 28 March 2018
Reference:  A2067

The Department of Physics at Lancaster University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on quantum ring (QR) vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) for telecoms and datacoms applications. Lancaster Physics is a world-leader in the physics and applications of self-assembled GaSb/GaAs QRs, and has recently demonstrated QR VCSELs with ultra-low threshold current densities that operate above 100 °C.

The role will involve the further development and characterisation of QR VCSELs, working with other members of the group, and in collaboration with three industrial partners. The Innovate-UK-funded project includes benchmarking QR VCSELs against industry specifications, with a view to commercialisation.

The group has access to state-of-the art semiconductor epitaxial growth facilities, a range of structural characterisation tools and electro/photo-luminescence from 2 to 400 K, whilst industrial-standard processing and laser characterisation capability will be provided by the industrial partners.

You will hold (or soon hold) a PhD in experimental semiconductor physics, semiconductor devices or a related discipline. 

The post is initially offered for 12 months, with the possibility of further extension.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Manus Hayne: e-mail, Tel: +44 1524 593279.

The Department of Physics at Lancaster University has an excellent reputation for research and teaching, and was ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading research publications in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The Department of Physics at Lancaster University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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