Postdoctoral Research Fellow in advanced optical integration

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
June 11, 2023
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Within the faculty of engineering (STI), the Galatea Laboratory explores novel paradigms to tailor material properties locally using lasers. Our research involves three main clusters: understanding and exploring laser- matter interaction phenomena, investigating new manufacturing processes based on 3D direct-write laser methods, and finally, exploring novel concepts of multi-scale systems based on single monolith. The lab features state-of-the- art laser facilities and infrastructure for pioneer research.

The Galatea Lab is located in the vibrant Neuchâtel's campus of EPFL, part of Microcity, a unique ecosystem focused on micro-technologies and advanced micro-manufacturing.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in advanced optical integration

Your mission :

For a project in collaboration with Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), we are looking for a post-doc to investigate new concepts of femtosecond laser-based methods to achieve the next level of optical integration in precision optical benches. The work will involve advanced freeform optomechanical design principles and innovative laser-based concepts to achieve ultrahigh beam positioning accuracy and long-term dimensional stability suitable for precision optical instrumentation and devices like interferometers, photonic integrated circuits, atomic clocks and other quantum optical devices.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Define relevant research and experimental plans, sustained with theoretical considerations and knowledge of the literature.
  • Conduct experiments and analyze data.
  • Report and disseminate the research outcome in journal publications and in conferences.
  • Interact and collaborate with other lab members as well as with our partners at CSEM and abroad.
  • Occasionally supervise undergraduate students.
  • Contribute to the lab life.
  • Your profile :

  • You recently obtained a PhD in physics, microengineering or related fields with a strong knowledge of optics.
  • You have experience in optical and mechanical design and related simulation tools.
  • You have hands-on experience with optical setups, and in particular, setups involving lasers and dimensional metrology.
  • Being independent, creative, solution-oriented, open-minded, flexible and team-player, you have an interest for a long-term research career.
  • We offer :

  • Opportunity to contribute to a cutting-edge emerging topic.
  • Opportunity to work in an established multidisciplinary lab in ultrafast laser-matter interaction and advanced manufacturing processes, as well as optomechanical designs.
  • Opportunity to access state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratory resources.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with world-leading research groups through international consortiums.
  • Opportunity to interact with multidisciplinary projects with strong links to industry and spin-offs.
  • EPFL is an international and top-ranking engineering university. It offers a young, stimulating, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international working environment, a broad range of scientific training and networking events and hosts a vibrant entrepreneurial community.
  • EPFL is an equal-opportunity employer. Candidates will be recruited based on merit.
  • Start date : As soon as possible

    Term of employment : Fixed-term (CDD)

    Work rate : 100%

    Duration : Fixed-term (CDD) up to 4 years, renewable on a one-year basis

    Contact :

    Please send your application through the HR recruitment site. It shall include a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and contact details of three referees. Applications will be evaluated as soon as received. Contact Information (Prof. Yves Bellouard): [email protected]

    Remark : Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup's website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

    Reference : Job Nb 2923

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