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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Adaptive Optics


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum, with a discretionary range to £48,350 per annum

Closing date

Dec 18, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Soft Matter Photonics and Dynamic Optics and Photonics research groups at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and is fixed-term until 30th September 2025 with possible further extension subject to confirmed additional funding.


This project involves the development of a new technology that would enable the adaptive control of spatio-temporal coherence characteristics of a light source. You will be responsible for the development of the underpinning technology, which will include the simulation, design, and characterisation methods, as well as optimisation of the devices. You will demonstrate adaptive optics coherence control in a range of applications, including displays, biomedical optics, and laser manufacturing.


You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in Optoelectronic Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline, together with significant experience of applied optics and imaging.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Stephen Morris (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Monday, 18 December 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


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


Contact name

Professor Stephen Morris

Contact email