Research Fellow - Physics

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Physics Department

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join the physics department within the Faculty of Science.

The main purpose of this role is to design and build instrumentation for distributed optical sensing of temperature and strain. This is part of an ongoing Marsden funded project. The aim is to develop instrumentation that can be used in remote sites to monitor the Alpine fault that runs along the length of the South Island in NZ. This work is a collaboration with geophysicists from Victoria University Wellington and will involve travel both to Wellington and to the drill site on the South Island.

Our ideal candidate:

  • You will have a Ph.D. in optical fibre sensing.
  • You will have 3 or more years’ experience working with optical fibres and photonic systems.
  • Knowledge of strain and techniques for measuring strain and temperature remotely, with ability to splice fibres and general experience with photonic devices.
  • Be excellent at writing and communicating scientific results and presenting them at International conferences.

Applications close Thursday 30 November 2017. All applications must be made online.

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