|Salary:||£38,194 to £41,388 per annum (Assistant) or £43,093 - £50,834 per annum (Associate)|
|Placed On:||2nd February 2023|
|Closes:||1st March 2023|
South Kensington Campus
Salary Range: Research Assistant: £38,194 - £41,388 per annum
Salary Range: Research Associate: £43,093 - £50,834 per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term: 24 months starting from April 2023
Summary of Posts
Applications are invited for self-motivated individuals to join our exciting research into new nanomagnetic and magneto-optic technologies.
We have had a number of synergistic recent breakthroughs on low-power neuromorphic computing (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-022-01091-7), low-power all-optical magnetic writing https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.00697 and functional magnonics. We are looking for two motivated PDRAs, keen to join us and explore the potential for groundbreaking future low-carbon technology, and study the fascinating underlying physics to join the Experimental Solid-State Physics group in the Department of Physics, under the supervision of Dr Will Branford.
Successful candidates will work in a team applying these techniques to neuromorphic computing with nanomagnet arrays (See, e.g. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-022-01091-7). There will also be a requirement work on the commercialisation of the IP associated with the project.
1: Magneto-optics post: This post is co-supervised by Prof Rupert Oulton. The project studying magneto-optical writing and reading from ferromagnetic nanostructures. (See recent work at https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.00697.) This will involve the application and development of magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) microscopy and Time Resolved (TR) MOKE microscopy. MOKE microscopy will be applied as a tool to read the individual states in large nano-magnetic arrays to accompany our recently discovered all optical writing method. TR MOKE will be used to study optical switching in magnetic nanostructures.
2: Functional Magnonics / Microwave Dynamics post: This post is co-supervised by Prof Hide Kurebayashi (UCL). The project involves studying GHz dynamics in magnetic nanostructures for reconfigurable functional magnonic devices including neuromorphic computing. This will involve the fabrication of reconfigurable magnonic crystals and local microwave input and detection structures, such as nano-antennas, and microwave measurements (FMR) of the fabricated structures.
Duties and responsibilities
The post holder will contribute to independent and original research within the Experimental Solid-State Physics Group, submit publications to refereed journals and assist with the administration of the Research Group. You will be self-motivated and be able to work alongside and aid graduate students. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration with theoreticians in other groups of the Department of Physics is an important aspect of this project. The post holder will contribute to independent and original research within the Experimental Solid-State Physics Group, submit publications to refereed journals and assist with the administration of the Research Group
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Physical Science or a closely related discipline
In addition to the above, it is essential to the project that you are able to demonstrate:
In addition, experience in the following areas is desirable:
You will be self-motivated, capable of carrying out a complex research programme and capable of working alongside a collaborative group & supporting PhD students. This project involves a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research. Collaboration with theoreticians in other groups of the Physics Department is an important part of this project and consequently you will have good communication and project management skills.
Information about the Department of Physics, the Experimental Solid State Physics and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages.
This post is available for up to 24 months with an anticipated start date from April 2023.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum
Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Will Branford email firstname.lastname@example.org and Prof. Rupert Oulton (R.Oulton@imperial.ac.uk).
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