Research Fellow in Terahertz Frequency Detectors for High-Speed Wireless Communications
- University of Leeds
- Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
- Job Number: 7145780 (Ref #: EPSEE1099)
- Posting Date: May 18, 2023
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in quantum cascade lasers, terahertz science or micro-fabrication? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?
We seek a post-doctoral research fellow to join a large, supportive, well-funded group that has a long-standing international track record for impactful research in all aspects of terahertz science and technology. This exciting three-year position will support a large collaborative EPSRC-funded project in the field of terahertz-frequency communications and will give you the opportunity to work at the forefront of this new and rapidly growing field.
Your role will focus on the development, characterisation and optimisation of new THz-frequency heterodyne receivers based on quantum heterostructures. This will be achieved by investigating the use of THz-frequency quantum cascade laser (QCL) structures as integrated receivers incorporating a THz local oscillator and mixer. You will also develop and investigate monolithically-integrated heterodyne receivers based on a QCL local oscillator and quantum detector. The applications for this work include high precision spectroscopy and high-speed wireless communications.
You will join a world-leading terahertz research group at the University of Leeds, with state-of-the-art growth, device fabrication, and terahertz experimental facilities, and collaborate with other members of the consortium including in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, and University College, London. The Leeds group comprises colleagues with backgrounds including experimental and theoretical physics, electronic and electrical engineering, chemistry, and materials science. As such, there is opportunity for excellent and motivated candidates from a wide range of disciplines.
You will have a background in at least one of semiconductor device fabrication; semiconductor device simulation; laser physics/optics; and terahertz sources/detectors. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem solving, and be comfortable interacting day-to-day with academics of all career stages across several institutions.
What we offer in return
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dr Paul Dean, Associate Professor
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2095 or email: [email protected]
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences|
|School/Institute:||School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering|
|Salary:||£36,333 to £43,155 p.a.|
|Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £38,474 p.a.|
|Working Time:||37.5 hours per week|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding)|
|Release Date:||Wednesday 17 May 2023|
|Closing Date:||Wednesday 14 June 2023|
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