Research Fellow - Faculty of Science, Physics Department
The University of Auckland
May 2, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
Physics: Optics and Laser
Fixed-term - for a period of three years
The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ's largest employers.
Here in the Faculty of Science, we have an opportunity for a talented and motivated Research Fellow to join a group working on high power mode-locked lasers and their applications. The purpose of the project is to develop and apply new methods of spatio-temporal control of ultrashort pulses for the purposes of improved laser machining and additive manufacturing. During this project, we will build, test and apply thin disk mode-locked lasers and fibre based amplifiers to create novel femtosecond pulse shapes that are tailored to requirements.
We are therefore seeking candidates with the following:
A Ph.D. in Laser Physics or a related discipline
Knowledge and experience of mode-locking techniques and high power fibre amplifiers
The project is part of a new, multi-million dollar funding award recently received from the New Zealand government; the work will be done in collaboration with the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland and the Dodd-Walls Centre (a New Zealand National Centre of Research Excellence).
The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the research goals pertaining to this project are met, including the design and construction of a thin disk mode-locked laser along with fibre amplifier development. The candidate will also need to manage the high power laser lab at the University of Auckland and support both undergraduate and post-graduate students working in the laser lab. The candidate will work closely with the Photon Factory and ensure that the lasers developed can be used by researchers in the Photon Factory for micro-machining applications.
The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The 10 departments and schools that form our Faculty represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.
In addition, the University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses. The University also offers discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.
For further information, please contact Neil Broderick (email@example.com).
Please apply online by Sunday, 27 May 2018.
For further information and to apply online please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities
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