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University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher in quantum light emitters in atomically thin 2D materials (a PhD project)

University of Sheffield, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Applications are invited for an Early Stage Researcher position in physics and quantum devices of atomically thin 2D materials to work as part of a multi-national Horizon-2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN ‘4PHOTON’. The successful individual will be employed as a salaried researcher at the University of Sheffield, and will study for a PhD in the physics of 2D materials beyond graphene.

In this project we will target development of novel single-photon emitters in this new materials system. The first task will be to design and fabricate novel structures comprising single atomic layers of 2D semiconductors to enable deterministic control of single-photon emitters. The second task is to couple these heterostructures to photonic devices to enable efficient single-photon collection or routing on a chip. This will lead to quantum optics experiments ‘on a chip’, an attractive route to quantum information processing.

The successful candidate will join the 2D Materials group of 5 PhD students and 2 postdocs, and will be trained to use a modern semiconductor clean room and the state-of-the-art optical laboratories in Sheffield. We enjoy a range of collaborations through many national and international projects. The new student will be fully involved in these activities as well as in the wide programme of training and exchanges within 4PHOTON ITN.

The researcher's salary rates and additional mobility, career and travel allowances will be as per the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, which provides a very attractive reward package including relocation funds.

Applicants for this post are expected to have completed a Masters in solid state physics or a related discipline. Experience in optical spectroscopy and use of a clean room is also desirable.

For any inquiries about the post, please contact Prof Alexander Tartakovskii at:

For more information about the group please visit our web-site.

Contract Type: Fixed term for 36 months

Salary: attractive reward package as per the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme

Closing Date: 20th February 2017

Job Reference Number: UOS015162

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