Marie Curie Trainee (PhD Research Student)

Full Time: The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6. The salary range will be £25,722 – £30,442 per annum plus PhD fees, inclusive of London Allowance.

The postholder will develop and employ electrical measurement techniques to measure the properties of quantum spins in silicon, which are increasingly seen as holding great promise for future science and technology. Tasks will include preparation of multi-terminal devices using optical and e-beam lithography and ion implantation, measurements of current-voltage characteristics of as a function of magnetic field, temperature, as well as microwave, THz, IR and visible radiation, and assembly and programming (via Labview) of necessary microwave, optical and electrical hardware.

The position is initially funded for 3 years by the EU FP and Marie Curie Action NANOMICROWAVE.

The nature of this PhD traineeship means that it comes with a higher salary than a standard PhD position. However, there are restrictions on eligibility. Specifically, students must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. In addition, Early-Stage Researchers must (at the time of recruitment) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

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Applicants are expected to have an excellent first degree (2.1 or higher) in physics or electronic engineering. They should also have experience of performing electrical and/or optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures and experience with CAD tools for design of electronic devices.

UCL vacancy reference: 1348749

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mrs Rosie Baverstock-West

If you are unable to apply online please contact Ms. Denise Ottley, London Centre for Nanotechnology, 17-19 Gordon Street , London WC1H 0AH or email

Closing Date: 11 August 2013

Latest time for the submission of applications: 5pm.

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