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Research Fellow - Ultrafast laser material processing, Nanostructuring and Geometrical phase optics

Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for one year)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 02 January 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  985018EH-R-R

A Research Fellow is available in the field between femtosecond laser direct writing, nanostructuring of optical materials and geometrical phase optics on recently funded by EPSRC project at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton. The research involves fundamental study of interaction of ultrashort light pulses with optical materials, in particular, recently discovered self-assembled nanostructuring of transparent materials by femtosecond direct writing and its applications for printed geometrical phase optics fabrication. We are looking for a hands-on experimental scientist with the drive to solve difficult and challenging technological and scientific problems. Experience in one of the following fields: ultrafast laser material processing, femtosecond laser direct writing, nonlinear optics, micro-optics and nano-optics would be desirable. The main qualification is a good track record of innovative research at an international level.

The majority of time will be spent conducting novel research in our state of art ultrafast laser laboratory. The applicant should demonstrate experience working with ultrafast laser systems and setting up complex optical experiments. You will hold a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics or Electronic and Optical Engineering, have good communication skills and the ability to work independently or as a part of a team on a challenging project.

The post-doctoral position is available for one year.

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

*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.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 985018EH-R-R on all correspondence.

Please note: The University Recruitment department will be closed from close of business on Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

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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