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Research Fellow in Ultrafast Nanophotonics

University of Southampton - Quantum, Light & Matter Group

Location: Southampton
Salary: £32,236 + per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 14th October 2018
Job Ref: 1058518WF

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £32,236 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 24 months
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 October 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1058518WF

We are currently recruiting a Research Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary project in the field of ultrafast nanophotonics. The position will be based in the Integrated Nanophotonics group, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton. This two-year project aims to develop new research directions and applications of Nanophotonics in Physical Sciences, making use of state of the art ultrafast laser equipment (Chameleon Ultra II + OPO) and nano-optics setups available in the group. 

In recent years the Integrated Nanophotonics group has developed a range of unique techniques such as imaging of single nanoparticles, ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy of nanomaterials and, more recently, study of integrated nanophotonic devices on silicon. This expertise has resulted in many ground breaking results and high-impact publications, with international visibility. We have received support through an EPSRC grant to find new applications of our capabilities by engaging with a range of other users both within and external to the university. Such collaborative studies will include investigations of fundamental science in nanostructured battery technology, new quantum optical devices, development of integrated photonic chips, and optical studies of nanoparticle labels for biomedicine. The researcher will be responsible for managing access, coordinate activities and engage with the experimental research, analysis and publication of results. As this is a highly collaborative role, there will be a lot of opportunity for the researcher to generate outputs, work with different teams and develop new skills. 

For this 24-month postdoctoral research project, we are looking for a candidate with a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Photonics, Experimental Physics, Physical Chemistry, or another relevant field. The post is available for a 2 year fixed term appointment, the starting salary will be £32,236. 

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Prof. Otto Muskens (

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your application. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1058518WF on all correspondence.

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