Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Laser-fabricated Optical Fibre Sensors


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 with a discretionary range to £44,045 p.a.

Closing date

Jun 19, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral research assistant to join the Dynamic Optics and Photonics research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is fully funded by the EPSRC and is fixed-term for 24 months.

The role is to develop novel optical fibre sensors, using the group's world-leading femtosecond laser micro-fabrication technology, which incorporates adaptive-optics aberration correction. The role will require further enhancement of the laser fabrication system. It will also involve design, fabrication and characterisation of optical fibre sensors. There will be collaboration with industrial partners in the aerospace, space and energy sectors.

You should demonstrate the ability to work effectively and independently, but also possess good interpersonal skills. You should possess a PhD (or near completion), have excellent communication skills and a publication record commensurate with career stage.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Julian Fells using the email address below.

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 19 June 2020 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Julian Fells

Contact email