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New Post advertised December 2017

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


The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) has a vacancy for an exciting, varied and challenging applied R and D position in in photonics, lasers and optical systems for and with industrial customers/collaborators.

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 TIC building 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.

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 securing funding from industry, Innovate UK and the EU.
Experience of one, or more, of the following areas is welcome as we have a wide range of customer needs: Bioinstrumentation with optics, bioengineering, integrated optics, CMOS design, SPADs, rapid product development, lasers; nonlinear and ultrafast optics; microwave photonics; nanophotonics; displays and lighting; optical communications; optical interconnects; optical fibre; photodetectors; imaging; laser micro-fabrication; photonic integration and packaging; Experience in large or small industry in any sector is welcome.

We hope for candidates who are sociable and professional, 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.

In the first instance, if you consider that you match these requirements, please send a CV and covering letter (all as one PDF file, with the filename format SurnameinitialFHW.PDF in confidence to Mrs Iona Dott (email: 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 15 January 4pm. (interviews planned for Monday 22 Jan and Friday 26 Jan)
 

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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:

Mrs Iona Dott,
Head of Finance and Administration,
Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd.,

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

E-mail: iona.dott@fraunhofer.co.uk


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