Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks

University of Oxford - Department of Materials

Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Simulators of Complex Molecular Networks. You will devise and conduct experiments that unambiguously demonstrate non-classical phenomena in charge transport through single molecules. The post will be under the supervision of Professor Andrew Briggs and is available to 31 March 2019.

You will study the influence of molecular structure on quantum interference and investigate ways to electrically control quantum interference, with a view to elucidating the role that quantum coherent phenomena can play in charge transport through complex molecular networks. A further aim will be to relate quantum coherent phenomena in charge transport to quantum coherence in energy transport, which will be studied by our collaborators.

You will have a good first degree and a completed (or near to completion) doctorate in the physical sciences. You will also have demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: (a) molecular electronics, (b) nanofabrication of carbon-based devices, (c) cryogenic transport experiments. The ability to start not later than 9 January 2017 would be desirable.

The Department of Materials is actively promoting the provision of a family friendly working environment and together with the University of Oxford recognises the demands of work/life balance. Therefore for this project we encourage applications from candidates who wish either to hold these positions on a full-time, or part-time basis or need flexibility in their working hours and will discuss these opportunities with shortlisted applicants at interview.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 31 October 2016.

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