Optoelectronics Research Centre
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £27,428 to £33,734
Full Time Fixed Term until 31 October 2013
Closing Date: Friday 11 November 2011
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Photonic Metamaterials Enhanced Phosphors / Optical Data Processing
In 2010 the University of Southampton established a Centre for Photonic Metamaterials with a £6-million Programme Grant from The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Metamaterials are manmade media with all sorts of unusual and useful functionalities that can be achieved by artificial structuring at length scales smaller than that of light. This innovative and interdisciplinary research programme is funded for a total of six years with the aim of developing a new generation of active photonic media and to create a world-leading centre of research on photonic metamaterials at Southampton. The state-of-the-art facilities within the University’s new multimillion pound Mountbatten Building cleanroom and laboratory complex are central to the programme.
We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher of outstanding calibre to work on the programme as an Experimental Project Leader in the area of either ‘Nanotechnology-enhanced Phosphors’ or ‘Optical Data Processing with Metamaterials’.
In the first case, candidates should have experience in phosphor technology and its application to displays, light emitters, radiation sensors, etc.
In the second, candidates should possess expertise and experience in nanophotonics (e.g. plasmonics, nonlinear optics, optical switching, localization of light).
The ability to work as part of a highly interactive interdisciplinary research team will be essential in either case.
Initial appointment will be for 2 years from November 2011 or shortly after and will be made in the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton. For informal enquiries please write to the Programme Director Prof. N. I. Zheludev, Optoelectronics Research Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The closing date for this post is 11 November 2011. Please apply online through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 055611EH on all correspondence.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.