Research Assistant/Associate in Photonic Packaging and Integration (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
July 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605 - £33,966
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Research Assistant/Associate in Photonic Packaging and Integration (Fixed


A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on photonic packaging and integration.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to work closely with collaborators to develop low-cost coupling and packing solutions that fully exploits the space, wavelength, and time domains, offering a powerful route to higher connectivity and throughput, while maintaining determinism. This role also involves developing integrated photonic devices potentially for data centres. This involves exploring advanced materials to create photonic components that could potentially enhance data transmission and processing capabilities.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are:

The applicant has obtained or is close to obtaining a PhD; has relevant experience in photonic integrated circuits in PhD/postdoc/job; has a good publishing track record and has the ability to work in a team and with external industry partners. Experience of photonic device design and testing, clean room, and optical communication link design and testing is an advantage.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966; Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2025 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr Qixiang Cheng ([email protected]) for queries of a technical nature related to the role or the application process, please contact Mrs Kam Lundin ([email protected]).

Please quote reference NM42239 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • HR7 Researcher in photonic packaging and integration
  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambs, UK


    £29,605- £33,966 or £36,024- £44,263






    26 June 2024

    Closing date

    11 July 2024

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