Research Fellow in Terahertz-Frequency Heterodyne Receivers

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7116843 (Ref.No. EPSEE1082)
Posted: November 28, 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 development, characterisation and optimisation of new THz-frequency heterodyne receivers based on quantum heterostructures. This will be achieved by investigating the use of THz-frequency quantum cascade laser (QCL) structures as integrated receivers incorporating a THz local oscillator and mixer. You will also develop and investigate monolithically-integrated heterodyne receivers based on a QCL local oscillator and quantum detector. 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 growth, device fabrication, and terahertz experimental facilities, and collaborate with other members of the consortium including in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and University College, London.

You will have a background in at least one of semiconductor device fabrication; semiconductor device simulation; laser physics/optics; and terahertz sources/detectors. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem solving, and be comfortable interacting day-to-day with academics of all career stages across several institutions.

What we offer in return

And much more! 

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

Dr Paul Dean, University Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2095

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:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions, an appointment will not be made higher than £37,474 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years - Grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 25 November 2022
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 January 2023
Reference:  EPSEE1082

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