Deadline: March 11, 2012
The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to join MQ Photonics Research Centre. The Centre is one of Australia’s leading photonics research laboratories and is esteemed internationally. With approximately 30 academic staff, it engages in experimental and theoretical research in photonic sources and applications.
We have developed a Raman technique to shift the wavelength of continuous wave and ultrafast lasers to new regions, and have funding for a major three-year project in collaboration with a UK industry partner “M Squared Lasers” and the University of Strathclyde. We will create a new generation of wavelength-versatile Raman lasers, built on cutting-edge femtosecond, picosecond, and CW pump laser technology from our partner organisation M Squared Lasers. We aim to create commercially viable technologies that will impact a range of scientific fields including biomedicine.
A postdoctoral researcher is sought to investigate, design and build ultrafast and CW Raman lasers, and push this new platform to its limits. The ideal applicant will have experience in one or more areas of non-linear optics, CW and ultrafast lasers, and numerical modelling. The successful candidate will have a creative and dynamic approach to research, and have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment. The position will likely include opportunity to spend short periods with our UK collaborators.
For more information about the Macquarie University MQ Photonics Research Centre go to http://web.science.mq.edu.au/groups/mqphotonics and also the Raman Group research page http://web.science.mq.edu.au/groups/mqphotonics/research/group_raman/
Essential Selection Criteria: A PhD (or submitted) in Physics or relevant discipline such as opto-electronics, optical engineering or equivalent academic experience/accreditation and standing; an excellent academic track record; demonstrated aptitude for conducting experimental optics research; ability to present research results at scientific meetings and to publish in peer-reviewed scientific literature; excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Desirable Selection Criteria: An excellent publication track record including lead authorship on publications; strong background in laser engineering, including ultrafast lasers; experience in Raman lasers and nonlinear optics; experience in modelling of laser dynamics.
Candidates must address the selection criteria above, in a separate document and upload with an up-to-date curriculum vitae including full address, a contact phone number, e-mail address and the contact e-mail of two potential references.
Appointment Type: Full time, fixed-term, for a period of three years. Probationary conditions may apply.
Enquiries: David Spence, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, on +61 2 9850 8973 or email@example.com.