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** PhD applicants for October 2021.

I will support a small number of high calibre PhD applicants for Cambridge Trust funding for an October 2021 start. If you are interested in being considered, please send an email outlining your research interests and experience and attach a CV (including grades). All applications received by 31st October 2020 will be considered. Please note that these scholarships are extremely competitive and successful applicants typically have a strong academic track record (First class grades or equivalent) and/or significant research experience.

Please note that if you wish to be considered for internal funding sources from the University of Cambridge, the deadline for applications is December each year.

Postdoctoral Researchers/Fellowships

** A current vacancy exists for a Research Assistant/Associate to work on an EPSRC project, closing date 1st June 2021.

The overall project aim is to design bioinspired luminescent photonic structures to improve the light-collection efficiency of indoor photovoltaic devices. This full-time post is funded by EPSRC’s New Horizons Scheme and is offered on a fixed-term contract of 18 months to start on 1st July 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The aim of this post will be to characterise the optical properties of waveguide-encoded lattices, prepared by our project partners in McMaster University, Canada, led by Prof. Kalai Saravanamuttu, and to devise a workflow to integrate and test these photonic structures with photovoltaic cells for indoor light harvesting. The Cambridge and McMaster teams will work closely on this project and depending on Covid-19 restrictions, there may be the opportunity to undertake a short stay working with the McMaster team.

The successful applicant must have (or be about to obtain) a relevant PhD and will have good communication skills. The candidate will be required to undertake research and day-to-day management of this research project, as well as preparing manuscripts for publication. A high degree of competence in one or more of the research areas, an aptitude for critical thinking and a flexible approach to collaborative research are vital.

For full details and link to the online application, visit

Prospective applicants

We are happy to support talented researchers to apply for independent research fellowships to join the group at any time. Please contact us with sufficient time in advance of the a deadline (2-3 months) to discuss your application.

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