University of Southampton (Soton)

Research Fellow

University of Southampton (Soton)

Southampton, United Kingdom

We are recruiting for 3 post-doctoral research positions as follows:
2x Research Fellow (level 4)
Salary Range: £30,942-£38,017
1x Senior Research Fellow (level 5)
Salary Range: £39,152-£49,553

The posts will be based in the Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton and are available as a result of a research programme sponsored by the European Research Council. The posts are available on a fixed term basis until 31/01/2022.

We are looking for hands-on experimental scientists with the drive to solve difficult and challenging technological and scientific problems. If you are motivated by working in a high calibre, highly dynamic research environment, then these positions provide an exciting environment.

We are looking for researchers with experience in one of the following fields:
• ultrafast laser material processing (desirable)
• femtosecond laser direct writing (essential)
• fundamentals of light-mater interactions (essential)
• nonlinear optics (essential)
• ultrafast optics including few-cycles pulses (essential)
• micro and nano-optics (desirable)
• optical engineering (desirable).

Candidates will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics or Electronic and Optical Engineering, along with a good track record of innovative research at an international level. Experience of highly effective working in teams, particularly large teams, is also required.

The Applicants should demonstrate experience working with ultrafast laser systems and have a track record of independently setting up complex optical experiments.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Peter Kazansky, ORC, University of Southampton, on tel: +44 (0) 79 1969 5972 or email:

Application Procedure
You should submit your completed application form online at

Closing date: 4 December 2019.

If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1082018PN-3R on all correspondence.

*If applying for the level 4 Research Fellow posts: 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.