Research Fellow in O-band monolithic QD SOA on silicon (EPSRC New Investigator Award)

Employer: UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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Job salary
Starting Salary: Grade 7 - £35,965 (inc. London Allowance).
Job term
The post is available from 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2022, in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.
Job closing date
As part of our work in monolithic III-V on silicon integration technology,  the UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering , Photonics Group, invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral research position in SOA design and fabrication. The scope of this project is to develop the world's first all MBE grown QD SOA on silicon substrates for monolithic III-V/Si Photonic Integrated Circuits.
The successful candidate will participate in the research grant of the EPSRC New Investigator Award. The project is a collaboration with Rockley Photonics, Compound Semiconductor Centre, CEA-Leti, EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub and the University of Glasgow. 
The work will involve advanced photonics devices design, fabrication and characterisation of III-V compound semiconductor devices. The postholder will also be expected to provide supervision and training for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as publishing the research outcomes in leading journals in the field and at conferences. They will also be expected to regularly communicate and work in close collaboration with the post supervisor and national and international collaborators as well as interact with other researchers working on the project. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of reports and the presentation of results at progress meetings.
The postholder will be part of the Photonics Group and will work with Dr Siming Chen within a well established MBE research team.The postholder will be able to interface with the state-of-the-art group IV and III-V MBE facilities and advance high-speed optical testing systems in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and advanced device-processing facilities in the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree (or be about to submit ) in a relevant subject area of physical sciences or engineering. An undergraduate degree in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, materials sciences or electrical engineering is also required.  Strong compound semiconductor device fabrication experience is essential as is the ability to analyse and write up data in the form of journal papers and reports. An in-depth knowledge of the mechanism of QD laser is desirable.
If the successful candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, appointment will be made as a Research Assistant (Grade 6B). Payment at Grade 7 will be backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis including corrections,once the PhD has been awarded. The salary scale for Research Assistant (Grade 6B), point 24-26 is £31,479 - £33,194 per annum.
Further Details
Applications should be submitted via the UCL HR website
Job Reference : 1869549
You can also download a copy of the full job description from the above link.
Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries about  the post to Dr Siming Chen :
Any queries regrading the application process can be sent to Vicky Coombes at

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