Research Fellow in planar grating couplers
Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £32,348 to £35,333 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date: Tuesday 04 October 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Come and join Dr James Gates and Prof Corin Gawith as part of a large and
enthusiastic research community of academics, post-docs, and PhD students in
the Zepler Institute (ZI) at the University of Southampton focussing on the
fabrication of planar optical waveguides and Bragg gratings.
You will manufacture and characterise planar Bragg gratings for a variety of
applications in optical sensing and quantum technology. This work will be
based on bespoke fabrication facilities developed within our research group,
including a suite of flame hydrolysis deposition and direct UV writing tools
hosted by the ZI. Computer-assisted modelling of integrated planar devices
will be performed using commercial software packages FimmWave and MATLAB. To
enable this, we seek a researcher with relevant postgraduate/post-
doctoral/industrial experience in one or more of the following areas: planar
optical waveguide fabrication, planar waveguide characterisation, laser
inscription, and direct UV writing of Bragg gratings.
It is essential you have a PhD in Physics/Engineering/Material Science or
equivalent and a strong background in optics. A hands-on approach and
excellent experimental skills are required. You will work as part of a large
team and will contribute to the writing of research publications and funding
There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension
scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional
holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site;
cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail
outlets and entertainment.
The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its'
continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and
engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work
flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants
who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity
policy, and onsite childcare facilities.
The University of Southampton is the top one per cent of world universities
and in the top 10 of the UK's research-intensive universities.
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 appointment is for a 12-month period, ideally starting as soon as
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr James Gates
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren
(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email
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