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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Fixed Term

University of Bath - Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials

Location: Bath
Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th July 2018
Closes: 26th August 2018
Job Ref: CA6016

We are looking for an outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher carry out research into the design and fabrication of novel optical fibres for use in medicine. You will be based in the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials at the University of Bath under the supervision of Dr Jim Stone and work closely with several interdisciplinary academic partners. There will be a strong emphasis on clinical translation of your research and you will work closely with clinical partners at the University of Edinburgh in order to translate your work into the clinic during the course of the project. 

The successful candidate will use the state of the art fibre fabrication facility at the University of Bath to design and fabricate optical fibres. You will build these into prototype endoscopic devices and be expected to carry out experiments both in laboratories at the University of Bath and at partnering institutions.  The overall aim of the position will be to bring fundamental optical fibre research from the lab, into the clinic and then on to exploitation.

This role is offered on a 33 month fixed term contract.

Physics at the University of Bath is a research-led Department, ranked highly in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Jim Stone ( 

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
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