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Research Associate - Metamaterial/graphene devices for the Terahertz frequency range

Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Friday 15 March 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 11 April 2019
Reference:  A2563

You will join an exciting EPSRC-funded project that aims to develop a new class of integrated optoelectronic devices, namely frequency, amplitude and polarization modulators, beam steering devices and detectors based on metamaterials and graphene, operating in the terahertz frequency range for spectroscopic, imaging and communications applications.

You will be engaged in an interdisciplinary research on metamaterial/graphene hybrid devices and will be active in the day-to-day supervision of PhD students allocated to the project. You will be in charge of the theoretical design, with FEM simulation tools, of the fabrication, with standard lithographic techniques, and optical/electrical characterization of the final optoelectronic devices. This research will be performed in close collaboration with the University of Cambridge, providing the graphene material and expertise, as well as access to unique experimental tools, e.g. terahertz quantum cascade lasers. 

You must have (or close to obtaining) a PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, or a closely related subject. Previous experience in clean room environment and microfabrication techniques is essential. A deep and proven experience in simulation using Comsol/CST, Matlab is highly desirable. Experience in graphene processing, semiconductor physics and time domain spectroscopy is positively evaluated. In addition, you should have proven ability to publish in international high-quality journals, be a good communicator, being able to work as part of a team, with good inter-personal skills. 

The position is available for 21 months in the first instance.

Further information available from:  Dr. Riccardo Degl’Innocenti,

Lancaster University is campus-based and is situated adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and proximate to another AONB and two National Parks in the north-west of England. Lancaster is one hour from international airports. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. A wide selection of facilities is available on campus including a large variety of social facilities, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre.  A wide range of benefits is available for staff. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. The Engineering Department is committed to flexible working on an individual basis, welcomes and embraces diversity, and is committed to the Athena SWAN principles.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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