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Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Next Generation Photo-Detectors

Swansea University - College Of Science

Location: Swansea
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199 Scale 7, per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 7th November 2018
Job Ref: AC03114


Scale 7 - £29,515 to £33,199 per annum together with USS pension benefits

This is a fixed term position for 2 years, based at Swansea University's Singleton Campus

Main Purpose of the Post

The Sêr Cymru II Program in Sustainable Advanced Materials (Sêr SAM) is funded by a combination of European Regional Development (through the Welsh European Funding Office), Welsh Government (the Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor to Wales) and internal university and College of Science support. The program spans the university forging new links to the emergent Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering (SPECIFIC and the Sêr Solar program). The Sêr SAM program focuses on the development, understanding and applications of next generation sustainable advanced materials for applications such as solar energy, photodetection, sensing and bioelectronics. The program is also closely aligned to new initiatives in Integrative Semiconductor Materials being developed with the local semiconductor manufacturing industry.

The Sêr SAM program will deliver world leading, transformative research in the Grand Challenge area of Advanced Engineering and Materials, with significant overlap and complementarity in the sectors of Low Carbon, Energy and the Environment, and Life Sciences and Health. Building on the recent Sêr Cymru investment in allied areas (as demonstrated by the Advanced Engineering and Materials National Research Network) the Sêr SAM program will strengthen and provide significant added value through the development of high-level skills and Knowledge Transfer activities in optoelectronics and the emerging field of bioelectronics.

Person Specification

Essential criteria:

  1. A degree in physics or related discipline AND a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Photonics, Optoelectronics.
  2. Experience and knowledge of optoelectronic device fabrication and testing with specific focus on disorder semiconductors.
  3. Demonstrated experience in characterisation of photodetectors.
  4. Evidence of active engagement, personal role, and contribution to writing and publishing research papers in top tear peer reviewed international journals.

For informal enquiries, please contact Paul Meredith on

This post will close at midnight on 7 November

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