Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - TERAOPTICS , - Ref:1873072 

Employer: UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Job location
London
Job salary
£37,730 - £46,950 per annum (inclusive of London allowance)
Job term
The positions are available immediately for a period of 3 years. The successful post holders must be in position no later than September 2021.
Job closing date

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher - TERAOPTICS , - Ref:1873072 

Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE), University College London is seeking to appoint two high-calibre Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on ‘Terahertz Photonics for Communications, Space, Security, Radio-Astronomy, and Material Science - (TERAOPTICS)’.
 
The overarching objective of TERAOPTICS is to provide high-level training in the field of THz Photonics to a new generation of high achieving early stage researchers to provide them an inspiring research program and intellectual, scientific, technical and transferable skills trainings to enhance their career opportunities in academia and industry and to create the new generation of excellent, creative and risk-taking researchers and engineers. This goal will be achieved by a unique, internationally renowned, interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial network of academic and non-academic beneficiaries and partners providing both formal (workshop-style) and informal (hands-on) research training in a most stimulating professional environment, non-academic placements and scientific conferences.
 
The ESRs will be enrolled on the PhD programme at UCL’s EEE Department and will write their  thesis on a topic related to either Integrated UTC Photodiode, SBD Receiver for High Sensitivity Satellite Receiver or Optimised antenna designs for Earth observation from UTC-PDs, supervised by Dr. Kasia Bałakier and Prof. Cyril Renaud at UCL and co-supervised by members of the other academic/industrial teams during the secondments. 
 
They will work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of TERAOPTICS as well as present and publish research to both academic and non-academic audiences.
 
In addition they will attend and participate in academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars and actively participate in outreach activities and in promoting the Project’s progress and events in social networks. They will prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required and attend and participate in all training events and supervisory meetings.
 
The salary range advertised is before employer and employee deductions, including tax, national insurance and pension contributions. The salary level is subject to the pension choices of the appointee and also subject to the family status of the appointee, as to whether they qualify for a family allowance.
 
 
Key Requirements
Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree and a postgraduate Master's degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering or a physical sciences subject as well as highly proficient English language skills. The ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions is essential as is the ability to travel and work across Europe. A willingness to work collaboratively in a research environment is also required. Applicants should ideally have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills plus excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
 
Further Details
Applications should be submitted via the UCL Jobs website 
 
 
Please search for job reference 1873072
 
Please see the full job description for eligibility requirements.
 
 
These posts have specific eligibility requirements and detailed instructions regarding the application process and the documents you will need to submit with your application can be found on the job description. Only two supporting documents files can be submitted so please combine the required documents before uploading. Please refer to the job description for full details and contact Vicky Coombes on v.coombes@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions.
 
Informal enquires regarding these positions can be sent to Prof. Cyril Renaud at c.renaud@ucl.ac.uk or Dr Kasia Balakier at k.balakier@ucl.ac.uk.
 
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.
 
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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