Research Fellow in Photonics Ref 1284 (fixed term)

School/department: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). For further details regarding flexible working please follow this link -
Contract: fixed term, initially 1 year with the possibility of extension for another 2 years
Reference: 1284
Salary: starting at £33,199  to £39,609 per annum (pro rata, if applicable)
Placed on: 20 May 2019
Closing date: 18 June 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: June/July 2019
Expected start date: 16 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Job description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Photonics at the Emergent Photonics Lab in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. The duration of the position is originally for 1 year with the possibility of an extension for a further 2 years based on research requirements.

The position is part of the project TIMING funded the European Research Council (for a value of about 1.7 Million of GBP). It involves novel approaches to imaging and a spectrum of nonlinear field-matter interactions, including processes that generate Terahertz waves. 

Key to the project success are elements directly inherited from the propagation in complex optical media. The outcomes are likely to have a key impact in several domains, from environmental detection to metrology, security, pharmaceutical manufacturing, medical and others.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a field related to our research area e.g. nonlinear Photonics, Ultrafast Photonics, optical nonlinearity in condensed matter, and background intersecting nanophotonics and optical complexity with a good publication record.

Experimental expertise in the optical field-matter interaction on surfaces and nanostructured surfaces relevant to the specific project is highly desirable (although researchers with other scientific and technical skill-sets relevant to the project will be considered).

The laboratory staff is currently formed by 6  PhD students, 2 Post-Docs and two faculty members. Lab activities involve a variable number (4 to 6) of MPhys and MSc students and internship students.

The successful candidate is expected to actively engage in our research plans, to provide guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students, to participate in the strategic planning of the group and to contribute to drafting successful research bids.

The salary offered will be appropriate to the qualifications, standing and experience of the successful candidate.

Prof. Marco Peccianti
(Professor of Photonics)

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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