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Research Assistant/Associate in experimental optics (holographic mode excitation)

Department of Physics

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 15th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715 - £30,942
    or £32,816 - £40,322
  • REF: KA25586
  • Closes: 26th February 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months. It is hoped that the candidate would be in post by 1st April 2021.

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate to work on holographic mode excitation in hollow-core waveguides within the Optofluidics research group of Dr Tijmen Euser in the NanoPhotonics Centre (Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge). The role is funded by the EPSRC Airguide Collaboration Fund programme.

The role holder will engage in experimental research in the group of Dr Tijmen Euser, with the aim to use holographic mode excitation in liquid-filled hollow-core fibres for applications in spatially-resolved spectroscopy and optical manipulation. This work is part of a collaboration with the group of Dr George Gordon (University of Nottingham), and the Optoelectronics Research Centre at University of Southampton.

The successful candidate will hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Physics, with a track record in experimental optics, computer-generated holography, and electromagnetic modelling. Strong programming skills in VB.NET / C#, C++, and Matlab are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the construction of experimental optical rigs and with hollow-core photonic crystal fibres.

Appointment as a Research Associate is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded. The research assistant salary (grade 5) falls within the range £26,715 to £30,942. The research associate (grade 7) salary falls within the range £32,816 to £40,322.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Dr. Tijmen Euser (te287@cam.ac.uk).

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact kapitza.hub@phy.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference KA25586 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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