We are always looking to bring the best scientists into the group, at all levels. If you're interested in joining as a Research Fellow, Research Associate, PhD (graduate) student, Masters (by research) student, summer student or intern, then please see the relevant sections below for details.


Research Fellows and Associates


Vacant research post-doctoral research positions are advertised through Lancaster University's jobs website. If there are no positions currently advertised in the Young-Quantum group then please do get in touch expressing interest and we'll see what we can do!


If you are not a UK citizen and meet the requirements of the Royal Society's Newton Fellowship then we will be happy to consider supporting an application for you to join the group through this scheme. Please contact Dr Young through this address.


PhD studentships


If you have a first class degree in physics, engineering, material science, or a related degree, then please contact Dr Young. We have a range of interesting projects available, from modelling and simulations, to semiconductor fabrication, quantum optoelectronics and computer science.


We also encourage applicants to consider applying to the doctoral training centre Graphene Nownano - it offers you an opportunity to join the select group of students working with some of the world’s leading scientists on two-dimensional materials, including graphene – the 21st century’s wonder material.


Masters by research


The Physics Masters (by research) degree at Lancaster University is a relatively new offering. It places you in our research group for a year, in which time you'll be exposed to an exciting project, learning a range of experimental techniques, produce a thesis and write research papers. This degree scheme is unfunded, and requires fees be paid to Lancaster University. If you're interested then please get in touch.


Summer studentships and intern positions


Every summer we open the group up to a group of enthusiastic physics students, usually in the middle years of their degrees. Projects typically last 8-10 weeks and are funded through a variety of sources. Projects in previous years have contributed to high-profile scientific publications and patents. If you'd like to know more then please contact Dr Young.