Research Fellow - Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics

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United Kingdom
£30,942 to £38,017
Dec 29, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
You will work at the Optoelectronics research Centre (ORC), in the renowned High-Power Fibre Laser research group, in top-class laboratories and with unsurpassed access to tailor-made fibres from ORC's fabrication facilities. You will be integrated fully in the team and conduct research both independently and in collaboration with other members at ORC and at partners. Beyond the immediate research project, you will have excellent opportunities to participate in many exciting activities in ORC's open and rich research environment and assist in the supervision of PhD students.

The project you will be involved with is research power-scaling of fibre lasers in a project sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

To be successful, you will have, or soon get, a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience related to optics or lasers, a strong background in lasers/optics with excellent experimental skills and research experience. You will have a hands-on approach along with a keen interest in developing new physical ideas from proof-of-principle to novel and practical, application-optimised lasers.

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.

*subject to qualifying criteria

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.

For informal enquires please contact Southampton's principal investigator, Prof Johan Nilsson ( , +44 (0) 750 821 3021).

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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