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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Vectorial Optical Measurement


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum. A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 6: £32,332 – £38,205 per annum, with a commensurate adjustment in either the essential criteria, responsibilities or duties.

Closing date

Apr 05, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking two part-time researchers to join the Vectorial Optics and Photonics Group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is fixed-term from 1st July 2024 to 31st March 2025.


The postholder will work on the design and development of a new vectorial beam measurement system. Among other activities, this will involve investigating liquid crystal-based devices, adaptive optics systems, proposing/designing experimental measurement and control programs, procurement of components, documentation, and reporting of findings.


You should possess a PhD or DPhil (or be near completion  in a relevant subject, together with experience in the area of vectorial beam manipulation, liquid crystal, and/or polarimetric measurement. There is a possibility to underfill at Grade 6 (£31,502 - £37,386 p.a.) if the candidate holds a relevant degree/Masters and is working towards PhD/DPhil.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Chao He (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on 5th April 2024 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

Dr Chao He

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