The Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience focuses on research, innovation and education within the fields of future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. A close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academia, industry and society enables scientific excellence and creates an innovative environment. In addition to the 200 researchers and PhD students, MC2 houses a cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication with the latest equipment.

Information about the research

Laser spectroscopy is an invaluable technique for unravelling the atomic and molecular structure of matter. It is a widely used diagnosis tool in several industrial applications, such as the monitoring of combustion processes, remote sensing of greenhouse gases and pharmaceutical quality control.

A laser frequency comb is a special type of laser that holds great promise for precision spectroscopy because it allows to probe multiple species at once. This project will investigate a new and emerging laser frequency comb platform on a chip, the so-called microresonator comb, for applications in spectroscopy. This technology could enable precision spectroscopy in a portable and robust platform that renders more suitable for “real-life” applications outside the well-controlled laboratory environment. The project will be done in close collaboration with the RISE institute in Borås and the laser company Thorlabs in Mölndal.

The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and fiber optic systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for fiber-optic communications and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture photonic devices.

Major responsibilities
You will get training in advanced ultrafast laser technology. The work involves numerical modeling and hands-on experiments with laser frequency comb systems. You will have room to develop and contribute with your own ideas. Although most of the work will be carried out at Chalmers, it is expected that you will have a close collaboration with the partners from RISE in Borås.

You will have a contractual relation with RISE, but your PhD studies and the research will be mainly carried out at Chalmers. The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research project. In addition, the position will normally include 10% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 4 years.

You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar. Experience with ultrafast modelocked lasers or frequency combs is a merit. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170661 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 28 February 2018

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Victor Torres Company
Phone: +46 - 31 772 1904

Dr. Martin Zelan

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