Postdoctoral research fellowship

Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851 postdoctoral research fellowship in Tartakovskii’s group at the University of Sheffield

Research keywords: nanophotonics, 2D materials, polaritons, semiconductors, nanoscience, strong light-matter interaction, optical microcavities, nano-antennas, van der Waals materials, van der Waals heterostructures, moiré physics, single photon emitters, quantum materials, nano-magnetism

Applications are invited for Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851 (3 years) to be based in Alexander Tartakovskii’s group at Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield. This is a postdoctoral fellowship suitable for postdocs with less than 3-year experience by 1st October 2023 or PhD students who will submit their thesis by that date.

Although this fellowship is competitive, the application process is rather straightforward with the details of the research proposal presented in approximately 750 words (no more than 2 pages, including diagrams and literature references).

The deadline for this fellowship is 17 January 2023 by 12 noon GMT. If you are interested to apply, please get in touch with A Tartakovskii - - by early December 2022 at the latest.

Please read the eligibility criteria and about the application process in this Terms and Conditions published by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851.

Alexander Tartakovskii’s research group: Currently we are a group of 7 postdocs, 3 PhD students and 2 Master students working on topics ranging from nanophotonics with novel materials and strong light-matter interaction to magnetism. Our focus is on novel van der Waals materials, including in their extreme two-dimensional form (2D materials).

We operate over 3 state-of-the-art optical spectroscopy labs including ultra-fast laser spectroscopy, magneto-spectroscopy, nonlinear and time-resolved optical spectroscopy, single-photon techniques, Raman scattering and multiple microscope set-ups. We also have dedicated 2D materials fabrication facilities including a thin film transfer set-up placed in a glovebox, and additional set-ups operating in ambient conditions. Most recently we have launched a new Near-field Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy Centre (NOSC), where we have access to a range of tip-enhanced optical techniques enabling nano-spectroscopy and nano-imaging.