Post Doctoral Researcher – Solotronic device fabrication and measurement. University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Post Doctoral Researcher – Solotronic device fabrication and measurement.

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Post Doctoral Researcher – Solotronic device fabrication and measurement.
Department of Physics

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,866 to £40,322 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 17 December 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 December 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 06 January 2021
Reference:  053820

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to support the device fabrication and electrical measurement activities of the ADDRFSS project. ADRRFSS (Atomically Deterministic Doping and Readout for Semiconductor Solotronics) is an EPSRC Programme Grant project, aiming to: improve the manufacturability of deterministic doping devices and scale them up; develop completely a new understanding of the physical properties of single atoms and lattices constructed from them; and to build devices based on this new understanding.

You will be expected to assist with:

  • preparing set-ups, coordinating logistics of experimental campaigns, ordering consumables, maintaining/ upgrading apparatus, developing control software.
  • data reduction and analysis, preparing reports for the collaborators and funding bodies,
  • designing projects
  • networking with collaborators and helping them to design experiments with maximum likelihood of success
  • dissemination of results at conferences for publicity and to attract new collaborators/projects.

Expected description of the postholder:

We welcome applications from researchers of all backgrounds. Gender, race, age, religion or sexual orientation are not barriers to successful application.

We require you to have:

  • a higher degree qualification (PhD) or equivalent in the experimental physical sciences or engineering
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ideally with experience of working in a diverse international collaborations
  • willingness to work flexibly: this includes working outside of regular office hours as required by the allocated beam-time schedule (which will include several evening shifts per month and occasional night shifts).
  • a good command of written and spoken English: ability to make oral presentations of results clearly and efficiently, and to draft publication quality manuscripts

It would be a distinct advantage to have :

  • Experience with semiconductor device fabrication and electrical characterisation at cryogenic temperatures
  • the right to travel within the EU without hindrance as you will be required to travel to partner organisations in the Netherlands on a regular basis

Work environment:

The Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey (Guildford) is a joint institute between Physics and Electronic Engineering, that aims to develop the next generation of electronic, photonic and optoelectronic devices. It also houses the National Ion Beam Centre.

The Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group (PAQS) also leads the UK’s involvement in THz Free Electron Lasers using FELIX, at the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. The THz pulses from FELIX are being used to control the orbital motion of electrons bound to shallow donors in silicon for the purposes of developing qubits for quantum technology. Control of the orbit allows control over how the electron interacts with neighbours. It is possible that we may want to develop a SNOM at FELIX to produce the orbital control on a single atom scale, i.e. giving complete control in time and space.

The project associated with this post has been funded partly by an EPSRC Programme grant “ADDRFSS” ( ) which has the aim of making single atom devices in silicon.

You will report to Dr Steven Clowes (University of Surrey, Guildford UK).

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary at Level 3.6 to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1

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