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  • Find current job opportunities in the research group.

    Please see below for any currently advertised research positions. Specific open vacancies will be advertised here when they come available.

    Applying for an externally-funded independent Research Fellowship?

    We welcome enquiries from highly qualified candidates who are looking for a host department for a fellowship application, including for those funded by EPSRC, JSPSRoyal SocietyRoyal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

  • we are recruiting a researcher to make lasers, sensors and solar cells from new polymeric materials.

    We are looking to recruit a committed Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work with Prof Ifor Samuel and Prof Graham Turnbull to work on project to develop a new class of photonic material. The work is supported by an EPSRC funded project entitled Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for use as Photonic Materials. The project will use the excellent facilities of the Organic Semiconductor Centre, involves collaboration with the chemistry groups of Profs Neil McKeown (Edinbugh) and Graeme Cooke (Glasgow). The primary duties will be to make photophysical measurements of novel materials and to assess their application for visible lasers, chemical sensors and solar cells.

    The successful applicant will have (or be near to completion of) a PhD in Physics or a related discipline with expertise in organic semiconductor photophysics and/or device fabrication.

    The post is available for 30 months starting 1st June or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Further details of the position and on how to apply 

    Closing Date: 30 March 2022

    Interview Date: 20 April 2022


  • View all our advertised PhD projects, funding information, and how to apply.

    We welcome applications from well-qualified candidates to study for a PhD.  We have  PhD projects available across our research activities, with topics ranging from materials physics to optoelectronic devices, and their applications including in biophotonics, sensors, and communications.

    View a list of all our advertised PhD projects  (opens in new tab)

    Further information on funding, and how to apply for a PhD at the University of St Andrews, is available on the School of Physics & Astronomy Postgraduate Research Courses page (opens in new tab)