Research Fellow: AI for Nanophotonics

University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £34,804
May 07, 2021
Jun 02, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Research Fellow: AI for Nanophotonics

You will join our highly interactive, interdisciplinary research team, which specialises in the development and demonstration of new photonic materials and technologies based on the understanding and exploitation of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale - see more here .

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It is essential you have: a PhD** or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics or another subject relevant to the field of nanophotonics; recent experience in theoretical and/or computational electromagnetics modelling and in the development/application of machine learning algorithms for (nano)photonics research; and the ability to work effectively in a team. You should have a keen interest in studying how structured light fields interact with nanostructured materials.

Experience in photonic metamaterials/metasurfaces, super-resolution imaging, and/or optical metrology research will be advantageous, as will experience in experimental optics/(nano)photonics.

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

Initial appointment will be for full time for 24 months due to funding restrictions from September 2021 or shortly thereafter.

For informal enquiries please write to Prof Nikolay Zheludev, ( ) or Prof Kevin MacDonald ( ).

**Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD, prior to which the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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

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