Research Fellow in the Design and Simulation of Quantum Heterostructures and Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers
University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
United Kingdom

Research Fellow in the Design and Simulation of Quantum Heterostructures and Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in the design and simulation of quantum heterostructures, intersubband devices or quantum cascade lasers? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

We are seeking a research fellow to join a large £1.4M EPSRC-funded project focussing on the coherent control of quantum systems using terahertz (THz) pulses, and the generation of ultrashort THz pulses using quantum cascade lasers. The successful candidate will work closely with experimental researchers to investigate and understand the coherent interaction of short THz pulses with quantum heterostructures, leading to the design of new quantum cascade laser devices suited to passive mode-locking. You will design and optimise quantum heterostructures suited to the experimental observation of non-linear phenomena including Rabi-flopping and self-induced transparency at THz frequencies. Using time-domain simulation techniques you will interpret experimental THz-pump-probe data to understand the interaction of intense THz pulses with these systems. You will then use this understanding to design new quantum cascade laser heterostructures suited to passive mode-locking, and simulate the electron and photon dynamics of these systems.

You will join a world-leading terahertz group at the University of Leeds, with state-of-the-art growth, device fabrication, and terahertz experimental facilities, and expertise in the design and measurement of quantum cascade lasers.

You will have a background in laser physics/condensed matter physics, and experience in the design and simulation of quantum heterostructures. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive approach to problem solving, and be comfortable interacting day-to-day with academics of all career stages.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

, University Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2095 or email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section: The Pollard Institute
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (18 months due to grant funding)
Release Date: Monday 04 January 2021
Closing Date: Wednesday 03 February 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: EPSEE1032
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