We welcome enquiries to work with us from people seeking hosting on fellowship or visitor programmes. We have a significant base of ultrafast and single molecule spectroscopic equipment, and are happy to support proposals that can harness it for innovative work across the physical sciences. If you are interested in working with us then get in touch.
We are seeking a post-doctoral research assistant to contribute to a newly funded EPSRC project entitled “Measuring Nanoscale Exciton Motion & Annihilation in Single Molecules with Photon Statistics”. This work will build on our recently published Nature Communications paper where we report a new technique to measure the spatial movement and interaction between excited states in light emitting molecules. We achieve this by recording the fingerprint of when individual photons are emitted as a function of time on single molecules. From this we can deduce how many excitons exist at any point in time, and thus how they move and annihilate with each other.
In this project you will utilise, enhance, and expand these methods to explore how excitons in organic semiconductors behave and how loss mechanisms such as singlet-singlet annihilation can be reduced in materials relevant to organic light emitting diodes, solar cells and organic laser devices. Skills in single molecule spectroscopy, microscopy, ultrafast spectroscopy, organic semiconductor photophysics and time-resolved optical spectroscopy are desirable. Applicants should have a keen interest in developing new techniques and pursuing novel high-impact science.
The post is full time with funding for 18 months. For more information and to apply online: click here