Educated to PhD level in Physics (or with equivalent experience) you will be experienced in the operation and development of laser systems as well as in scientific instrument development and design. You should have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and an ability to see novel solution to problems.
Experience in the development of laser diagnostics and pulse characterisation and/or ultra-short pulse generation, amplification and compression would be ideal, but is not essential. As is proficiency with MATLAB and experience with Zemax or other equivalent optical design software.
You might be experienced in the management or people and/or projects, in which case we would be keen to hear from you for the more senior opportunity. A full person specification can be found on our website.
What we Offer
STFC is an award-winning employer and RAL is a superb place to work – there is pioneering work going on all around the site and the environment, facilities and conditions are excellent. RAL has a real buzz and the people working here have a profound sense of pride in what they achieve.
Alongside an excellent working environment and comprehensive continued professional development STFC offer’s a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional career average defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on STFC’s careers pages.
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.
Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 16th February 2020.