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Opportunities in the Nano-Silicon Group

Research Assistants

Postdoctoral research positions will be advertised here when available.

For further details on how to apply for a post at Warwick, the employee benefits that we offer, information on Warwick people, what it is like working at Warwick, and more, please see the jobs introduction page.

Graduate Students

A number of opportunities exist each year for well qualified applicants to study for a PhD, or MSc by Research, in the NanoSilicon Group.

The typical postgraduate student project will involve training in a wide variety of techniques from design and growth of semiconductor layer structures, through assessment of physical and electrical characteristics, to final device measurement. At each stage there will be opportunities to undertake simulation and modelling of the results and to predict expected performance. At the end of their project students should expect to be experts in several techniques, such as epitaxial growth, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, electrical measurements over a wide temperature range down to the milikelvin regime, in magnetic fields and from d.c. to high frequencies, device modelling, semiconductor processing, physics of nanostructures ... As such, past graduates from the Group have been highly employable and gone on to work in academia, industry (some extremely well paid!) and commerce.

There are a very limited number of funded PhD places available, most of which are linked to current research projects and start in October of a given year. Application procedures and further details can be found on the departmental postgraduate pages. In addition, suitably qualified students with independent sources of funding can apply at any time and we will discuss possible research projects leading to either a PhD or a one year MSc.

Undergraduate Summer Research Projects

We welcome undergraduates to join the NanoSilicon Group for a taste of research life during the vacation. Students with their own funding are always welcome to apply and there are a number of schemes listed below through which you can apply for funding:

University of Warwick Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme - URSS is open to Warwick students only; 6-12 week project with a bursary of upto £1000; 2019 Application Deadline – February 1st 2019


The group welcomes both short and long term academic visitors. Please contact us to arrange dates.