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The FEMTO-ST Institute seeks highly motivated postdocs to work within several recently funded projects which aim at pushing the frontiers of laser material processing with a combined program of experimental and numerical research.

PROJECT

Ultra-intense femtosecond laser pulses promise to become a fast, universal, predictable and green tool for material processing at micro and nanometric scales. The recent tremendous increase in commercially available femtosecond laser energy at high repetition rate opens a wealth of novel perspectives for mass production. But even at high energy, laser processing remains limited to point by point removal of ultra-thin nanometric layers from the material surface. This is because the uncontrolled laser-generated free-electron plasma shields against light and prevents the reaching of extreme internal temperatures on a precise nanometric scale.

Our research aims at breaking this barrier and developing different concepts of laser material modification regimes. Several funded projects allow us developing ambitious experimental and numerical research program to push the frontiers of laser processing to unprecedented precision, speed and predictability. Our research combines ultrafast optics, beam shaping laser material processing and plasma physics.

  • Skilled experimentalist in ultrafast optics
  • Our team seeks skilled experimentalists with knowledge of amplified femtosecond lasers and nonlinear optics and pump-probe techniques. Knowledge of beam shaping or holography would be advantageous.
  • An excellent level of English, both oral and written, is required.
  • Postdoc positions are for 1 year but renewable, and salary will depend on experience.

FEMTO-ST Institute

Research will be carried out within the CNRS FEMTO-ST Institute in a newly commissioned scientific building providing access to a wide range of basic science and technological facilities including a suite of dedicated photonics laboratories, 1300 m2 of clean rooms, and parallel computing centre.

OPTICS DEPARTMENT

Francois COURVOISIER

francois.courvoisier@femto-st.fr

To apply

For more information or to apply, please contact:

François Courvoisier, francois.courvoisier@femto-st.fr

28/08/2018

The Institute of Photonics (Physics Department) at the University of Strathclyde seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Semiconductor Laser Networks for Neuro-Inspired Information Processing functionalities. The post holder will work on the ‘BRAIN LASER’ project, funded by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), to develop cutting-edge research in photonic technologies for neuromorphic (brain-like) information processing. Applicants should have a PhD in Photonic Technologies or in Laser Physics/Engineering and have experience with semiconductor lasers and/or optoelectronic systems. Experience with the characterisation of nonlinear dynamics in laser systems and/or photonic (integrated) circuits would also be an advantage. 

If you are interested, please send an email:
 

Dr Antonio Hurtado

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Photonics, Dept of Physics

University of Strathclyde

Address: Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, G1 1RD, Glasgow, UK

Tel: 0141 548 4668

E-mail: antonio.hurtado@strath.ac.uk

URL: http://antoniohurtadovillavieja.wordpress.com

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20/08/2018

Se distinguen dos tipos de proyectos:

a) Proyectos I+D+i tipo A, dirigidos por investigadores jóvenes, pero con contribuciones científico-técnicas relevantes e innovadoras, que no hayan dirigido anteriormente proyectos de investigación de convocatorias nacionales.

Dentro de este tipo de proyectos, se incluyen los Proyectos de I+D+i tipo JIN, para jóvenes investigadores sin vinculación o con vinculación temporal.

b) Proyectos I+D+i tipo B, dirigidos investigadores con una trayectoria investigadora consolidada.

En el ámbito del reto 2 (Bioeconomía: sostenibilidad de los sistemas de producción primaria y forestales, seguridad y calidad alimentaria, investigación marina y marítima y bioproductos) se incluyen los proyectos de I+D+i tipo RTA, para las instituciones y objetivos que, hasta la entrada en vigor del Plan Estatal, han venido siendo gestionados en el sistema INIA-CCAA, incluyendo aquellos proyectos cuyos objetivos estén dirigidos al diagnóstico y control de plagas y enfermedades, tanto en especies vegetales como en especies animales, que hayan sido detectadas en territorio español por primera vez en los últimos tres años.

Los proyectos tipo A y B podrán estar dirigidos por uno o dos investigadores principales y los proyectos tipo JIN y tipo RTA solo podrán están dirigidos por un investigador principal.

Todos los tipos de proyectos podrán presentarse con un equipo de investigación y en las modalidades de proyecto individual, con un equipo de investigación, o proyecto coordinado, formado por varios subproyectos, cada uno de los cuales contará con un equipo de investigación.

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20/08/2018

Dos tipos de proyectos:

a) Proyectos I+D tipo A, dirigidos por investigadores jóvenes, pero con contribuciones científico-técnicas relevantes e innovadoras, que no hayan dirigido anteriormente proyectos de investigación de convocatorias nacionales.

b) Proyectos I+D tipo B, dirigidos investigadores con una trayectoria investigadora consolidada.

Ambos tipos de proyectos podrán estar dirigidos por uno o dos investigadores principales y podrán realizarse bajo las modalidades de proyecto individual, con un equipo de investigación, o proyecto coordinado, formado por varios subproyectos, cada uno de los cuales contará con un equipo de investigación. El plazo de ejecución de los proyectos y subproyectos será, con carácter general, de 3 o 4 años y excepcionalmente de 2.

La cuantía máxima destinada a financiar las ayudas de este subprograma será de 125.500.000,00 euros, que se distribuyen conforme a la siguiente estimación: hasta un máximo de 80.500.000,00 euros para la modalidad de subvención y hasta 45.000.000,00 euros para la modalidad de anticipo reembolsable. Las ayudas se cofinanciaran por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

Las ayudas podrán financiar total o parcialmente el presupuesto solicitado en las propuestas presentadas. Su cuantía individual se determinará en cada caso en función del coste financiable real de la actuación, a tenor de sus objetivos, necesidades y duración, y de las disponibilidades presupuestarias. El presupuesto de las ayudas financiará gastos de personal, material inventariable y fungible, gastos de viajes, publicaciones científicas, patentes y otros gastos directamente relacionados con el proyecto, en las condiciones detalladas en el artículo 9 de la resolución de convocatoria.

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02/08/2018

El Centro de Láseres Pulsados selecciona candidatos para ocupar diversos puestos de trabajo relacionados con sus proyectos científico-tecnológicos.

  • Scientist (3 puestos)
  • Laser Technician
  • Specialised Scientist
  • Colaborador de Gestión

Toda la información está disponible en la siguiente página web:

https://www.clpu.es/es/about-us/job-opportunities

 

24/07/2018


DENEB MEDICAL

Deneb Medical (www.denebmedical.com) is a start-up based in San Sebastian (Spain) focused in the development of a novel surgical CoBot. The company is looking for an Expert in Laser Processing that will work in the design, integration, and experimental validation of different optical systems. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer or a physicist with broad experience in the field of optics, photonics and laser processing seeking to apply his/her talent and knowledge in the medical devices industry.

The candidate will have a great degree of freedom to put his/her skills into practice in an ambitious project with international reach and excellent future perspectives.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5-year experience in laser laboratory instrumentation and skills in experimental optics
  • Deep knowledge in laser processing
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Optics, or Physics
  • Fluent in English

    If you are interested, please send an email with your CV and cover letter to Info@denebmedical.com 
12/07/2018

Prof. Fernando Martín, leading researcher of CampuS theoretical group (https://campusys.qui.uam.es/) and researcher at IMDEA-Nanoscience, encourages talented and highly motivated candidates to apply for a PhD or postdoctoral position in any of the following IMDEA-Nanoscience strategic areas: 

 

  • SO.I Organic Nanosystems for Light Harvesting and Energy Conversion (Molecular Nanoscience and Chemical Synthesis, Time-resolved Optical Spectroscopy)
  • SO.II Fundamental Properties of 2D Materials (Transport in 2D Systems, Scanning Probe Microscopies and Surfaces)

The positions are funded by the 'Severo Ochoa' (SO) Programme (Grant SEV-2016-0686), whose mission is to develop high quality interdisciplinary research in the frontiers of Nanoscience.

 

PhD candidates should send a CV, motivation letter, copy of academic transcripts (MSc/BSc) and the names of two referees who can be contacted for references tocampus.theorygroup@uam.es. More details on the open call can be found here.

 

Postdoc candidates should send a CV (max 2 pages), motivation letter (max 1 page), full CV (including 2 referees) and a research project proposal (max 3 pages) to jobs.nanociencia@imdea.org. More details on the open call can be found here.

 

Deadline for applications for postdoctoral researchers is July 15th

11/07/2018

 Project description

This project is a bilateral collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente, focused on the development of an efficient, selective, stable and economically feasible functionalized NiO photocathode for the reduction of CO2 and protons. The aim is to bridge the gap between the typical time scale of charge separation (ns) and catalysis (ms-s), which is a major challenge in photocatalysis.

 

Novel photosensitizers and catalysts will be developed at the University of Amsterdam in the group of Prof. Joost Reek. The PhD student at the University of Twente will prepare the NiO template with controlled dopants and nanomorphology, functionalize this with the new photosensitizers and catalysts developed, and pursue photodynamical and –catalytic studies. The entire light-induced fuel evolution process will be characterized by advanced ultrafast electronic, vibrational and x-ray transient spectroscopy under in-situ conditions with the aim to develop fundamental insight into the nature of intermediate species formed, the role of the environment and factors that govern the selectivity.

 

Requirements

  • You are highly motivated and an enthusiastic researcher (F/M).
  • You have a MSc degree in Chemistry or Physics or equivalent, with excellent experimental skills.
  • You have a keen interest in bridging Chemistry and Physics.
  • You have a good team spirit and like collaboration with adjacent disciplines.
  • You have strong analytical skills and a keen interest in the interpretation of complex data.
  • You are fluent in English.

 

Conditions

You will be appointed on a fulltime position for 4 years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labor agreement for Dutch universities.

  • Salary ranging from € 2.222,- gross at the start to € 2,840,- gross in the 4th year.
  • Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme.
  • A training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision.
  • As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the Twente Graduate School.
  • We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues and collaborators.

 

Information and application

Please send your application before August 15, 2018 to Dr. Annemarie Huijser (j.m.huijser@utwente.nl) and include an application/motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for this position, a detailed CV, contact details of at least 2 referees, an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education and a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient mastering of the English language. An interview will be part of the selection procedure. 

28/06/2018

Se oferta un beca de doctorado Marie Curie al grupo del Prof. Cerullo (Politécnico de Milán, Italia) en el marco del proyecto LightDyNAmics ( https://www.lightdynamics.eu/ ).

Se trata de un proyecto de carácter experimental en el ámbito de la espectroscopia ultrarrápida en el UV con aplicación al estudio de la fotofísica del ADN. Buscamos estudiantes motivados y con una sólida formación en óptica.

El salario bruto es aproximadamente 3.000€ al mes más 600€ de movilidad y, si procede, 500€ de contribución familiar.

La fecha prevista de inicio es el 1 de noviembre.

Las personas interesadas deben enviar CV y carta de motivación al Prof. Giulio Cerullo  (giulio.cerullo@polimi.itantes del 15 de julio.

Prof. Giulio Cerullo Department of Physics, Politecnico Milano giulio.cerullo@polimi.it

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27/06/2018

 

GROC is the Photonics Research Group at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló. It is a research group of excellence appointed by the Generalitat Valenciana.

The research activities at the GROC are organized in several topics as:


- Collaboration in the development of two-photon microscopy systems with femtosecond laser

- Study of acoustic wave propagation and development of metasurfaces for acoustic invisibility.

- Development of computational imaging systems through turbid media with structured light

- Manufacture of colloidal nanoparticles by means of laser ablation in liquids with ultrashort lasers 

 

The purpose of these four grants is to introduce undergraduate students into the current GROC research activities, fostering contacts between new students and GROC’s researchers and graduate students. Applicants are expected to demonstrate creativity and be open-minded to collaborative work and innovation. The grants are open to undergraduate students pursuing a Physical Engineering or Physics Degree. 

 

The deadline for submitting applications is from 06/25/2018 to 07/6/2018.

Detailed description and applications forms can be found in the following link:

https://www.uji.es/seu/info-adm/tao/convocatoriesRH?pArId=28950&pCategoria=4&pSubCategoria=9

 

For additional information about these grants please contact to Enrique Tajahuerce at tajahuer@uji.es or Gladys Mínguez at gminguez@uji.es.  

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