Research Associate in Fibre laser pumped Diamond Raman Lasers

University of Strathclyde

Hours: 1 FTE
Term: Fixed, 24 months

The University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics, seeks applications for a post-doctoral research post to work on EPSRC funded project “Fibre-laser pumped diamond Raman lasers for Lidar and clear plastics welding”. The project will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Southampton, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics and industrial partners (Thales, SPI, Element Six). Your main task will be to develop, build and investigate the performance of diamond Raman lasers and narrow-linewidth amplifiers at 1.5 and 2.4m, pumped with CW and pulsed fibre lasers. Work at the industrial and academic partners’ sites will also be required. The post is for 2 years in the first instance but may be extended to the end of the project (Sept 2019) if circumstances permit.

You will join the existing lasers group at the Institute of Photonics led by Dr. Jennifer Hastie and Prof. Alan Kemp. More specifically, you will be part of a project led by Dr Vasili Savitski (Researcher Co-Investigator) and Alan Kemp (PI). The Institute is an applied research unit within Strathclyde’s Department of Physics. As such it works extensively with industry, both directly and, especially in the laser engineering area, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics.

Further information on the background to this appointment can be obtained via:

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website. Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Vasili Savitski, Researcher Co-Investigator, ( / +44 141 548 4120).


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Monday 31st October 2016.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

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