Research Associate: Semiconductor Laser Networks for Brain-Inspired Information Processing

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
16 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate: Semiconductor Laser Networks for Brain-Inspired Information Processing

Department: Institute of Photonics (

Faculty: Faculty of Science (

Staff Category: Research

Reference No: 129353

Reports To: Antonio Hurtado

Grade: 7

Salary Range: £31,604-£32,548 Restricted due to funding

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 6 months (with a high expectation that the post will extend to 24 months as and when funding is confirmed)*

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Institute of Photonics (Physics Department) at the University of Strathclyde seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Semiconductor Laser Networks for Neuro-Inspired Information Processing functionalities. The post holder will work on the ‘BRAIN LASER’ project, funded by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), to develop cutting-edge research in photonic technologies for neuromorphic (brain-like) information processing. Applicants should have a PhD in Photonic Technologies or in Laser Physics/Engineering and have experience with semiconductor lasers and/or optoelectronic systems. Experience with the characterisation of nonlinear dynamics in laser systems and/or photonic (integrated) circuits would also be an advantage. Additionally, relevant student supervision experience would be desirable. The successful candidate will join the Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics Group, part of the wider Photonic Materials and Devices Group at Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics.

Further information on the background to this appointment can be obtained via:

*This post is offered for 6 months and is subject to a review at the end of that period. Depending on the funder’s assessment of progress, it is highly expected that further funding will be provided to extend the post up to a period of 24 months.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Antonio Hurtado, Senior Lecturer (; +0141 548 4668).

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.