Postdoc or Staff Scientist in Optical Trapping & Manipulation at OIST, Japan

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Light-Matter Interactions Unit ( at OIST, headed by Prof Síle Nic Chormaic, invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar or staff scientist. The focus of the project will be on one of the research areas within the unit such as (i) nano-optics, (ii) plasmonic nanoparticle trapping, (iii) orbital angular momentum carrying light, (iv) cold alkali atoms for quantum technologies based on optical nanofibers. Only candidates with experience related to at least one of these areas should apply.

If interseted, you must hold a PhD in an experimentally related area and have some postdoctoral experience. Applicants for staff scientist post should have significant years of experience post PhD award. Strong analytical and programming skills (LabVIEW, MATLAB, COMSOL) are desired. You should have already demonstrated that you can publish in high-impact journals in optics, physics or nanotechnology. You should be a good team player and be willing to assume day-to-day responsibilities in the laboratory including assisting with graduate student supervision. Our team is very international and the day-to-day language is English. You will receive a competitive salary and benefits (including a relocation and housing allowance).

Further details available by emailing Applications must include (i) a full CV including undergraduate and postgraduate details and transcripts, (ii) a brief research plan, and (iii) the names/contact details of at least 3 academic referees.

The position is for 2 years with possible extension following satisfactory performance. Commencement date: Mid-2017. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.