Postdoctoral Researcher in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials: Specifically nanocrystals (nanorod assembly) electrical characterisation

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD level candidates with expertise in electrical characterisation of nanorods, nanowires or nanoparticle assemblies. In particular, experience in single electron transport properties at the nanoscale is an advantage. Candidates should have a good publication record. The ideal candidate will be equally comfortable with solution phase nanomaterial synthesis, device fabrication and electrical characterisation. The position is available initially for 2 Years. ( <;) for more details.

A Postdoctoral research position funded by Science Foundation Ireland is available at the Materials and Surface Science Institute. The project involves synthesis, assembly by electrophoretic deposition and device integration of semiconductor nanorods. The research project will focus on electric field assisted assembly of the nanocrystals in lithographic channels, understanding the electrical properties of these assemblies as a function or position, interparticle spacing and alignment. Device application as single electron transistors and nanorod solar cells will be investigated. Of particular interest is the investigation of single electron charging in vertically aligned nanorod assemblies.
The Materials & Surface Science Institute is a centre of excellence generating state-of-the-art fundamental research on topics of industrial significance in the fields of surface science, materials and nanotechnology. MSSI is currently comprised of 211 researchers engaged in a wide range of research activities and is housed in a purpose built facility equipped with state of the art instrumentation.
PhD in Electrochemistry Materials Science or Applied Physics or related discipline:
Experience in electrical characterisation of nanowires or nanoparticles assemblies
Experience in Electrochemistry or Electrophoretic deposition
Good Publication Record

Evidence of the capability of working both independently and as part of a team
Expertise in Solution Phase Nanocrystal Synthesis
Record of collaboration.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to:
Dr. Kevin M. Ryan
Materials and Surface Science Institute
Tel.: +353 61 213167;
University of Limerick Ireland

*Important applications must be made online through

Salary Scale €40,578 – €57,547 Maximum starting point €49,342

The closing date for receipt of completed online applications is Wednesday 1st July 2009 at 12h00 GMT.

Please note your online application must include:
• A letter/email of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the advertisement and/or information for applicants.
• A full curriculum vitae.
• Copies of relevant publications that include evidence of instrumental expertise.

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified female and male candidates. The University is an equal opportunities employer and committed to selection on merit.


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