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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Power THz Devices - QMUL16071

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £33,615 - £37,411 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16071
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Sep-2018
Closing date: 14-Oct-2018

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to participate in an EPSRC funded project entitled: SHeet Electron beam vacuum electronic Devices that are Light, Innovative and robust for the Generation of High power THz radiation (SHED_LIGHT_THz), which is a collaborative research endevor between Prof Xiaodong Chen’s team in Queen Mary University of London and Prof Adrian Cross’ team in Unviersity of Strathclyde. The project aims to develop a high power THz Extended Interaction Klystron Amplifier (EIKA) and an Extended Interaction Klystron Oscillator (EIKO) based on planar slow-wave structures using high brightness, pseudospark (PS)-sourced sheet electron beam. The developed high power EIKA and EIO will bridge the gap of the lack of compact, high power THz amplifiers/oscillators in the frequency band of 300GHz – 1THz and will enable a wide range of THz wave applications such as sub-millimetre wave radar and THz magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopy of materials.


Applicants should have a PhD (awarded or reasonably expected to be awarded within 3 months) Electric/Electronic Engineering or a related topic and are expected to have experience at least one-year active participation in vacuum electronic device simulation. Strong computer simulation skills including a good knowledge of MAGIC or/and CST-Particle Studio codes are essential and a knowledge of plasma physics is highly desirable. The post will be located at Queen Mary in London but requires willingness to work flexibly in order to achieve project demands including travelling to the sites of the project partner and collaborators in UK.


The post is full time fixed term appointment for 2 years with an expected start date of 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £37,411 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Xiaodong Chen at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7983.


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Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents, e.g., PhD thesis/Research papers, are not forwarded to the interview panel.


The closing date for applications is 14 October 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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