We are currently recruting for a Research Associate in Strong Light-Matter Coupling (Plasmonics) in Molecular Photonic Breadboards.

For more information and to apply, please see the details below.


Strong Light-Matter Coupling (Plasmonics) in Molecular Photonic Breadboards

Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We are seeking an expert in plasmonics to join a team of nine other postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students working on a £7.3 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter, and led by Prof G. J. Leggett.


The aim of our five-year programme is to develop a new, modular approach to the design of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. In our 'molecular photonic breadboards', minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. By exploiting the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, we aim to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials.


You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in plasmonics, and a passion for cross-disciplinary collaborative research. We are particularly keen to receive applications from scientists with expertise in strong light-matter coupling.

For more information including full job specification, please visit:
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Job reference number: UOS028479

Job title: Research Associate in Strong Light-Matter Coupling (Plasmonics) in Molecular Photonic Breadboards

Department: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Salary: Full time Grade 7 at £ 31,866 to £ 40,322 per annum

Closing date for applications: 13th July 2021