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Research Assistant (Photonic Glasses)

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at Tampere University of Technology, founded in 2000, is the leading research centre in optoelectronics and photonics in Finland. ORC carries out high-quality fundamental and applied research in two research areas, namely Nanotechnology, and Ultrafast and Intense Optics. These research areas are further divided into 5 research groups, which are Photonic Glasses, Semiconductor Technology, Nanophotonics, Surface Science, and Ultrafast and Fiber Optics.

For more information on ORC and its research, please go to www.tut.fi/orc.
Job description: We are looking for a Research Assistant (MSc thesis work) for the Photonic Glasses Group. The work will focus on the fabrication and characterization of active glass-ceramics which will be drawn into fibers. The candidate is expected to collaborate not only with members of the ORC but also be willing to travel, as needed, to meet and work with international partners in France and Italy. The candidate will gain expertise not only in glass science but also in fiber technology.
Requirements: The applicant should have completed a BSc and be currently finishing the MSc studies at TUT in a field relevant to the research area, e.g. photonics or materials engineering. A background in glass science is an advantage. Good English language skills (oral and written) are essential. Ability to work, cooperate and communicate in a multicultural team and to interact with research partners is important.

We offer: ORC offers the opportunity to work in a youthful environment with strong ties with the top international research organizations. The candidates have the ability to conduct cutting edge research in the fields of Photonic Glasses and may have possibility to continue their studies towards a doctoral degree at ORC.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Research Assistant is placed on the job demands level 1. Research Assistants salary is based on study credits.
Trial period: The position is subject to a trial period of three months.
Other: The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 6 months. The commencement date will be 1 January 2017, unless otherwise agreed.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Laeticia Petit, email: laeticia.petit@tut.fi
For general information about our group please refer to our webpage: www.tut.fi/orc
How to apply: Applications must be submitted in English by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 31 October 2016 (at 24.00 EET / 21.00 UTC).

All applications must be enclosed with the following:
- CV (including list of publications)
- cover letter
- a transcript of University study records

All attachments should preferably be in pdf format

We are evaluating applications as they come in and we may contact the leading candidates even before the application period closes.
Additional information on attachments to applications.