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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Nanospectroscopy


Standard Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

Closing date

Aug 17, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Nanospectroscopy to join Prof. Jin-Chong Tan’s group (Multifunctional Materials & Composites Laboratory: in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford. The post is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant “PROMOFS” and is fixed-term for 18 months and available immediately.


The research will focus on the application of scattering-type scanning nearfield optical microscopy (s-SNOM) to study nanoscale framework materials and composite structures engineered for photonics, sensors, and energy harvesters. Nanoanalytical techniques employed will encompass a combination of tip force microscopy (TFM) and nano-Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (nanoFTIR).


You should hold a PhD/DPhil (or close to completion) in materials engineering / materials science / spectroscopy, or related subjects. The applicant must be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in the application of s-SNOM, nanoFTIR, and nearfield nanoanalytical methods such as TFM.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Tan (email:


Only online applications received before midday on 17th August 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology. 

nearfield optical microscopy, nanospectroscopy, nanoanalytics, metal-organic frameworks, smart sensors

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Professor Jin Chong Tan

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