We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work on the experimental investigation of widely tunable parametric oscillation in optical microresonators. The project has both experimental and theoretical components and may extend to the study of frequency comb generation in microresonators.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in experimental Physics, Engineering or in a related discipline (or be close to obtaining one) and have suitable skills in the area of laser physics and nonlinear optics. In addition, experience in one or several of the following domains will be a definite plus. First, a good knowledge and hands-on experience of nonlinear optics experiments in optical microresonators. Second, experience in the fabrication and modelling of optical microresonators. Third, the ability to perform numerical simulations of partial differential equation models based on existing codes, and be able to extend these codes as required by the research.
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team are key requirements. The candidate will be joining a dynamic team of researchers with proven track-records made up of Assoc. Prof. Stuart Murdoch, Assoc. Prof. Stephane Coen and Dr Miro Erkintalo. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to help supervise the PhD student already working on the project as well as taking the lead in writing up some of the results of the research. In addition, the position will include a small teaching component within the Physics Department.
Why work for us?
The University 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 and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services.
Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family.
Applications close on Sunday, 10 September 2017.
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