UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Research Fellow, Fibre and Systems Group

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£30,942 to £38,017
Posted
Thursday, 8 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 24 April 2021
Ref
1355121PN
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Fibre & Systems Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term (Until 30/06/2024)
Closing Date:  Saturday 24 April 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1355121PN

The post will be based in the Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton and available as a result of a research programme sponsored by the European Research Council. The post is available on a fixed term basis until 30/06/2024 due to funding restrictions.

To be successful you will be a hands-on experimental scientist with the drive to solve difficult scientific and technological problems. If you are motivated by working in a high calibre, highly collaborative research environment, then this position provides an exciting environment.

You will demonstrate experience in one of the following fields:

  • femtosecond laser direct writing 
  • fundamentals of light-mater interactions 
  • nonlinear optics
  • ultrafast optics including few-cycle pulses

ideally you will also have experience in:

  • micro- and nano-optics 
  • optical engineering
  • ultrafast laser material processing

It is essential you have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics or Electronic and Optical Engineering, along with a good track record of innovative research at an international level. Experience of highly effective working in teams, particularly large teams and experience of working with ultrafast laser systems and have a track record of independently setting up complex optical experiments. 

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the Zepler Institute. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We value diversity and inclusion at the University and aspire for our staff population to be broadly representative of our community.   In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze.   We gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, onsite childcare facilities along with other benefits such as the cycle to work scheme.

 The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

* Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

 **subject to qualifying criteria

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Peter Kazansky, ORC, University of Southampton, on tel: +44 (0) 79 1969 5972 or email: pgk@soton.ac.uk.

Application Procedure  

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk.  Please quote reference 1355121PN on all correspondence.

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