Research Fellow in Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Devices

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7107188 (Ref.No. EPSEE1077)
Posted: August 4, 2022

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in quantum cascade lasers, terahertz science or micro-fabrication? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We seek a post-doctoral research fellow to join a large five-year, collaborative, EPSRC-funded project. This exciting three-year position will give you the opportunity to work at the forefront of our rapidly growing field. You will focus on the design, fabrication and characterisation of high performance terahertz (THz) quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) with the aim of increasing the maximum operating temperature in continuous-wave (CW) mode. This will be achieved through a combination of active region design optimisation; advanced fabrication techniques, including wafer-bonding and dry-etching; and simulation and engineering of the device thermal management. The applications for this work include high precision spectroscopy and high-speed wireless communications.

You will join a world-leading terahertz group at the University of Leeds, with state-of-the-art facilities, including dedicated molecular beam epitaxy growth, the recently commissioned 800 mLeeds Nanotechnology Cleanroom, and extensive terahertz experimental facilities. You will also collaborate with other members of the consortium including in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and University College, London.

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.


What we offer in return 

And much more!   


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Joshua Freeman, Associate Professor

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years (grant funding))
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 August 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1077


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