Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Modelling of Quantum Photonic Materials & Devices

University College London - UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We wish to recruit a Research Associate from 1st December 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, to work on a five-year ERC funded project, Quantum Metamaterials: A Theoretical and Computational Approach towards Seamlessly Integrated Hybrid Classical / Quantum Nano-structures (QUANTUMMETALINK). The overarching aim of this project is to initiate and advance an integrated theoretical and computational research programme in an emerging area of metamaterials research, namely Quantum Metamaterials. The Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Modelling of Quantum Photonic Materials and Devices will be responsible for developing theoretical models and high-performance computer codes for modelling the interaction between dielectric and plasmonic nano-particles and quantum resonators, such as molecules and quantum dots.

The post is available for 2 years in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Applicants should have a PhD (or be about to submit) in a relevant area of physical sciences or engineering. A first degree in theoretical physics, electrical engineering, materials sciences, or applied mathematics, and significant research experience in theoretical and computational physics, quantum optics, or materials science is required for this post. Preferably, the candidate should have extensive knowledge of one or more computational quantum mechanics methods, including DFT, TD-DFT, and Monte Carlo methods.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316- £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

UCL vacancy reference: 1677274

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries to Prof. Panoiu, tel: 020 7679 2819,

If you experience any problems with the application process please contact Vicky Coombes on

Closing Date: 27 October 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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