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2x Positions as Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers/PhDs on the fabrication of quantum emitters in Cardiff University

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cardiff
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £37,380 per annum, plus family allowance if eligible
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 15th January 2021
Closes: 9th April 2021
Reference: 10856BR

Applicants are invited for 2x Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in the LasIonDef project (Laser Fabrication and Ion Implantation of Defects as Quantum Emitters) at Cardiff’s School of Engineering. This project is funded as an European Commission’s Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN). The positions will lead to the award of a PhD.
The researchers will undertake research on fabrication and characterisation of novel quantum emitters in materials such as diamond, gallium nitride and boron nitride. They will be trained in device fabrication, photonics and quantum technologies, strengthening their future career options.  As part of an Innovative Training Network you will work with a cohort of 13 ESRs across Italy, Germany, France and Poland in both academia and industry regularly attending project meetings, training activities and carrying out extended secondments at these institutions.
You will join a young, vibrant and growing research group working on semiconductor quantum optics. The group runs two newly equipped labs suitable for high resolution optical spectroscopy, photon counting and quantum optics. The group works in the Institute for Compound Semiconductors Cleanroom, a new fabrication facility funded with > £29m by the Welsh and UK governments in epitaxy, fabrication and characterisation facilities. 
A degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science is required. The applicants must also meet the eligibility requirements for Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme laid out below.
This post is full time (35 hours a week), available immediately with a fixed term of 36 months. Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. 
Salary: £37,380 per annum, plus family allowance if eligible
Job ref: 10856BR
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Anthony Bennett or Dr JP Hadden
More information on the LasIonDef project can be found at and the work of the Cardiff Group is highlighted at
For further details about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact
Closing date: Friday, 9 April 2021
The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities. 

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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