Research Fellow in strong light-matter interaction in cuprous oxide microcavities – AR2181RMR
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics & Astronomy, Salary: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum, Fixed Term: Until 31 December 2020, Start: 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in nanophotonics, to work within the Quantum Fluids of Light group at the University of St Andrews. The position will involve working on spectroscopy and strong light-matter coupling of cuprous oxide in microcavities.

We are seeking a researcher with expertise in the fabrication and spectroscopy of semiconductor materials. The successful candidate will design novel nanophotonic structures, fabricate these and measure their photonic properties. The candidate will have access to the extensive fabrication and characterisation facilities at the School of Physics and Astronomy, and will work in collaboration with partner universities (Heriot-Watt in UK and National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan) and Cambridge Hitachi Laboratory. A PhD in a physical science is required. Prior experience of spectroscopy is essential.

The applicants must address how they meet the person specification for this role in their cover letter. Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr Hamid Ohadi (

Start date: 1st July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

End Date: 31th December 2020.

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Please quote ref: AR2181RMR

Closing Date: 7 May 2019

Further Particulars: AR2181RMR FPs.doc

School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £33,199 - £36,361 per annum
Fixed Term: Until 31 December 2020
Start: 1 July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter