|James Martin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship|
|Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford|
|Grade 7: £29,541 – £36,298 p.a.|
|Applications are invited for a 24 month fixed-term Research Fellowship within the Oxford Martin School Programme on Bio-Inspired Quantum Technologies.
This interdisciplinary consortium directed by Professors Vlatko Vedral and Dieter Jaksch and comprising 20 permanent academic staff members, aims to develop new quantum technologies inspired by quantum processes in biological systems. Projects include a search for quantum coherence in bio-molecules, designing building blocks for quantum computers, and simulating living systems with non-living matter. Research Fellows are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues from several scientific disciplines.
The postholder will work with Dr Ardavan and Professor Turberfield on new methodologies exploiting DNA nanotechnology to revolutionise electrical transport measurements at the molecular scale. Existing methods for contacting single molecules are either highly stochastic, with low yields and poor reproducibility (e.g. break junctions), or demand extensive infrastructure that limits experimental geometries, throughput and eventual scale-up (e.g. scanning tunnelling microscopy). We will realise a high-yield and scalable process for fabricating single-molecule electrical devices by incorporating functional molecules and interconnects into self-assembling DNA structures.
Applicants should possess a good first degree in the physical sciences and a doctorate in an area related to nanofabrication by self-assembly, nanolithography or sensitive transport measurements.
Please direct informal enquiries about this post to Dr Arzhang Ardavan (email: email@example.com).
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 3 May 2013 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
|Contact Person :||HR Team||Vacancy ID :||107376|
|Contact Phone :||Closing Date :||03-May-2013|
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