Junior Researcher

Location
South Africa
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Faculty Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Department Physics

Junior Researcher

Job ID: 2279

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Operate the Pulsed Laser Deposition Fluorescence spectroscopy including lifetime measurements (FLS).
  • Analyse samples, plan and perform the analysis and do data interpretation.
  • Maintain and update research apparatus (PLD, FSL, PL and more).
  • Repair and replace broken parts during breakdowns and perform maintenance.
  • Perform laboratory work as required.
  • Conduct research that is aligned with the department’s Solid State Group.
  • Participate in the community service activities of the department.
  • Contribute to the general activities and administrative organisation of the department.
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    Inherent requirements:

  • An honour’s degree in Solid State Physics.
  • A good academic record.
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    Required competencies:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to function well in the university’s richly diverse working environment.
  • Strong technical software knowledge, including hardware interfacing.
  • Skilled in operating a PLD system.
  • Skilled in operating a PL system.
  • Skilled in operating a FLS system.
  • Skilled in repairing and maintaining research apparatus.
  • Skilled in Luminescence materials.
  • Working knowledge of Photoluminescence, Electroluminescence, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.
  • Ability to perform data analysis and data interpretation.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Results Orientated.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building Coalitions.
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    Recommendations

  • MSc in Solid State Physics.
  • Willing to enroll for a masters’ degree in Solid State Physics at the first available opportunity, if not already attained by the time of the appointment.