Postdoc position in Optical Fibre Fabrication

A Research Fellow position is available for a highly motivated and talented researcher with a strong interest in optical fiber technology, photonics materials and devices to work on the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded program.

The project has the goal to develop novel optical fibers for next generation of optical communications, and fiber lasers and amplifiers. Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in Materials Science/Physics/Chemistry/Engineering and excellent experimental skills. Knowledge of MCVD/OVD/VAD based fiber fabrication technique would be beneficial for this position. The ability to work as part of a highly interactive interdisciplinary research team is essential.

The salary will be commensurate with the qualification and experience. The current salary is in the range £28,695 to £35,256 per annum on Level 4 of the Education, Research and Enterprise scale. The initial appointment will be for 2 years and potential for further extension beyond this.

For informal inquires please contact Prof Jayanta Kumar Sahu (

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form If you need any assistance, please call Donna-Marie Stansbridge on +44 (0) 23 8059 4048.

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,695 to £35,256
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:   Tuesday 14 April 2015

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