Careers and studentships

New Posts advertised October 2018

Researcher/Scientist/Engineers required:
Photonics/lasers/integrated optics
Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, Glasgow, G1 1RD, UK

The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) has several vacancies for exciting, varied and challenging applied R and D positions in photonics, lasers and optical systems. We welcome applications from people at all stages of their career and we value our team being diverse in every way.
The first of the highly regarded Fraunhofer Research Centres to be based in the UK, Fraunhofer CAP specialises in undertaking applied R&D in a range of photonics themes. Based at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow city centre, Fraunhofer CAP’s main remit is to be a key partner to UK companies in the development of state-of-the-art products and processes which will enhance their competitiveness; beyond this we are proud that our work brings benefits to health, environment and society. We work across many sectors including wind energy, quantum tech, space, medical, security.

We are a bright, engaging, welcoming, helpful team and want like-minded individuals who want to make a difference and really contribute. Your attitude and ambition are as important to us as any of the details below.
Candidates will most likely have a strong academic or industrial R&D record in photonics or optoelectronics and a demonstrable ability to work collaboratively and independently, to defined timescales, together with a commitment to commercially-orientated research and development. Candidates will have the ability to successfully manage R&D projects. They will play a key role in developing new project ideas, and help secure funding from industry, Innovate UK and the EU.
Experience in any area of lasers, optics, LEDs, optical, electronic systems is welcome as we have a wide range of projects and customer needs.

We hope for candidates who are sociable and professional, have strong oral and written communication skills and experience of applied R&D in an industrial or academic environment.
Fraunhofer CAP offers a competitive salary and very attractive University-like conditions, including generous holidays, pension provision, maternity leave, nursery access etc. Salary will be commensurate with the levels of appointment.

In the first instance, if you consider that you might match these requirements, please send a CV and covering letter (all as one PDF file, with the filename format SurnameINITIALFhW.PDF in confidence to hr@fraunhofer.co.uk). Please include in your letter ‘I agree that you may keep my CV on file for two calendar years in order to be considered for future positions.’, if you so wish.
Application closing date: Monday 29th October 4pm 2018 (interviews planned for the weeks of the 5th, and 12th November)
We would also love to know where and how you first heard of Fraunhofer CAP and where you first became aware of these positions.

We have one particular role in mind in which the following particular skills would be helpful:

Labview

Comfortable working with fibre optics – experience with fibre lasers or fibre sensors

Matlab/python – in particular for NLO modelling

DAS/DTS sensing

FBG sensors

Doppler LIDAR or heterodyne coherent detection systems

 

Do not be dissuaded from applying if you do not have any of these, we are recruiting broadly at the moment across our laser, optics, LED, and laser systems projects.

 

 

PhD and EngD Opportunities

Some example PhD/EngD opportunities with Fraunhofer are:

 

High speed, ultra-low photon flux imaging

https://www.strath.ac.uk/science/physics/instituteofphotonics/researchopportunities/highspeedultra-lowphotonfluximaging/#d.en.1078751

 

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=71996&LID=1472

 

Development of integrated photonic circuits for non-linear applications

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/research/divisions/ene/phd/#/developmentofintegratedphotoniccircuitsfornon-linearapplications(funded)

 

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=86366&LID=2252

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

We are always looking for great graduates who seek more challenge in applied R and D.  Some of our newest students have spent years in industry before deciding to take on the next step of their eduction, equally new graduates are welcome.


Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, Glasgow,UK

PhD and EngD STUDENTSHIPS

Speculative enquiries for postgraduate research studentships are always welcome.

 

INFORMATION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING POSITIONS
The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) will have vacancies for a number of technical staff at various levels of experience to take an active and immediate part in the Fraunhofer CAP’s programme of cutting edge research and development activities in photonics at the industrial interface.


The first of the highly regarded Fraunhofer Research Centres to be based in the UK, Fraunhofer CAP specialises in undertaking applied R&D in a range of photonics themes. Based in Glasgow, Fraunhofer CAP’s main remit is to be a key partner to UK companies in the development of state-of-the-art products and processes which will enhance their competitiveness.


Candidates for a more senior research position in Fraunhofer CAP will have a strong academic or industrial R&D record in laser applications and/or sensor development and a demonstrable ability to work independently, to defined timescales, together with a commitment to commercially-orientated research and development. These candidates will possess the ability to successfully manage R&D projects as well as providing R&D leadership to junior researchers and postgraduate students, and play a key role in developing a research group and securing funding from industry, Innovate UK and the EU.


Candidates for more junior positions will recently have completed their PhD in a relevant topic and have the potential to become project leaders and, ultimately, research leaders.


Experience of one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: Solid-state or semiconductor lasers, laser spectroscopy, optical metrology, laser micromachining or laser-based additive manufacturing, biomedical applications of lasers, laser-based sensor systems, laser-based optical communications, laser-based optical data storage


All candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills and experience of applied R&D in an academic or industrial environment.
Fraunhofer CAP offers a competitive salary and very attractive conditions, including generous pension provision, which will be commensurate with the level of appointment.

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Speculative applications are welcome at any time please send a CV in confidence to:

Head of HR

Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd

Level 5
Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George St,
Glasgow G1 1RD
UK

E-mail: hr@fraunhofer.co.uk


We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.