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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - ENIneering MAterial properties with advanced laser direct writing — ENIGMA

Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £49,553 per annum (Level 4 to Level 5)
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/01/2022)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Reference:  1082018PN-3R

Research positions on ENIneering MAterial properties with advanced laser direct writing — ENIGMA’

We are recruiting for 3 post-doctoral research positions as follows:

2x Research Fellow (level 4)

Salary Range: £30,942-£38,017

1x Senior Research Fellow (level 5)

Salary Range: £39,152-£49,553

The posts will be based in the Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton and are available as a result of a research programme sponsored by the European Research Council. The posts are available on a fixed term basis until 31/01/2022.

We are looking for hands-on experimental scientists with the drive to solve difficult and challenging technological and scientific problems. If you are motivated by working in a high calibre, highly dynamic research environment, then these positions provide an exciting environment.

We are looking for researchers with experience in one of the following fields: 

  • ultrafast laser material processing (desirable), 
  • femtosecond laser direct writing (essential),
  • fundamentals of light-mater interactions (essential)
  • nonlinear optics (essential)
  • ultrafast optics including few-cycles pulses (essential) 
  • micro and nano-optics (desirable)
  • optical engineering (desirable)

Candidates will 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, is also required.

The Applicants should demonstrate experience working with ultrafast laser systems and have a track record of independently setting up complex optical experiments. 

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

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1082018PN-3R on all correspondence.

*If applying for the level 4 Research Fellow posts: 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.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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