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PhD position in Supercontinuum light source development at TUT within the new European Training Network SUPUVIR

Job description: We are seeking a skilled candidate for a PhD position at TUT within the framework of SUPUVIR (SUPercontinuum broadband light sources covering UV to IR applications), a new European Training Network involving ten different partners in 5 different EU countries (Denmark, UK, Austria, Poland, France, and Finland) funded by the European H2020 programme.

SUPUVIR focuses on supercontinuum sources, laser sources emitting coherent laser light that is broadband enough to be considered “white”. The research and development in SUPUVIR will produce supercontinuum sources enabling new science and applications for optical imaging, spectroscopy, sensing and quality control. The position is intended for the development of “High power multimode supercontinuum sources for the mid-IR”.

The period of employment is 3 years.
Requirements: The candidates should have a background in Physics, hold an MSc or equivalent degree, and have strong interest in nonlinear optics, fibre optics and waveguides, and laser physics in general.

SUPUVIR is a European Training Network, funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action, under the Innovative Training Network scheme H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016, such that the candidates should conform to the mobility rules specified below.

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Rather the location of the researcher's residence or main activity during the 3 years prior to their recruitment is determining. At the time of recruitment, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

The eligibility of successful candidates for SUPUVIR programme will be checked before filling the position.

The scholarship for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs of TUT. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/engineering-and-natural-sciences/index.htm.
We offer: We offer excellent experimental facilities, supervision and guidance on supercontinuum sources, optical spectroscopy and industrial applications. Furthermore, through the international training network, the PhD students will have the opportunity to spend some time at other European partners’ premises and gain knowledge on silica and soft-glass chemistry, preform design and fibre drawing, linear and nonlinear fibre and waveguide characterization, nonlinear fibre optics, and in-depth knowledge of a broad range of the main applications of supercontinuum high-power broadband light sources.
Salary: The salary will be set in accordance with MSCA ESR rates. The monthly salary is subject to country coefficient rate, in Finland the salary being ca. 2300-2600 EUR per month after personal taxes (depending on the ESR’s personal situation).
Trial period: Trial period of 4 months applies.
Other: The Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is located in Tampere, the Nordic countries’ largest inland city, 170 km north of the capital Helsinki. The University combines a strong tradition of research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering with research related to industry and business. Technology is the key to addressing global challenges.
For more information, please contact: For more information please contact Prof. Goëry Genty (goery.genty@tut.fi).
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 15 October 2016 (24.00 EET / 21.00 UTC). In case no suitable candidates are found, Tampere University of Technology reserves the right to re-open the call.

The application should include the following attachments:
- Letter of motivation
- CV (including names and contact details of at least two references)
- Copy of MSc degree certificate
Additional information on attachments to applications.

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