Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Optical fibre fabrication, University of Southampton

Updated: almost 5 years ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Optical fibre fabrication
ORC - Research
Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,428 to £33,734
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/06/2014
Closing Date:   Friday 31 August 2012
Interview Date:   Wednesday 10 October 2012
Reference:  080811EH-R-R

Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of optical fibre fabrication. The project will primarily target the development of novel air guiding photonic band gap fibres with loss, nonlinearity and modal properties suitable for telecoms data transmission. This ambitious research program is sponsored by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme within the MODEGAP Integrated Project and involves various European academic and industrial partners. 

Applicants must have a PhD in Physics/Engineering or equivalent, a strong background in optics and material science and relevant experience at post-graduate/post-doctoral level in fibre optics, glass science and/or fabrication of optical components. A hands-on approach and excellent experimental skills are necessary, along with a keen interest in developing new physical ideas from proof-of-principle to implementation. The applicants will be expected to work as part of a cohesive team, to interact with project partners and travel to our partners’ sites for regular project meetings. 

The appointment is initially for a 2-year period, and with significant potential for further extension.

The closing date for this post is 31 August. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 080811EH-R2 on all correspondence. 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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