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Doctoral Student/PhD position (Photonic Glasses)

Photonics, the science and technology of light, plays an increasing role in all aspects of the human endeavour. The research groups forming the Laboratory of Photonics work on advancing the fundamental knowledge of light interaction with novel materials and nanostructures, the development of photonic materials, devices and solutions addressing major scientific and societal challenges. For example, our research topics target new solutions for high-speed and energy-efficient manipulation of data, harvesting of solar energy, sensing of pollutants, process control, and next generation medical tools. We unite complementary thematics creating the highest concentration of photonics research expertise in Finland.

For general information about the photonics research at TUT, please refer to our webpage:

Job description: We are looking for a Doctoral Student(PhD thesis work) for the Photonic Glasses Group. The work will focus on understanding the photo-response of active glass-ceramics fibers during lasing. The candidate is expected to collaborate not only with members of the Laboratory of Photonics 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.

The applicant should have completed a MSc studies in a field relevant to the research area, e.g. photonics or materials engineering. A background in optics and/or 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.
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 Doctoral Student is placed on the job demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary. Also, an incentive pay system applies to Doctoral Students.
Trial period: The position is subject to a trial period of four months.
Other: Additional information on doctoral studies at TUT:
For more information, please contact: Dr. Laeticia Petit, email: laeticia.petit@tut.fi

For general information about our group please refer to our webpage:
How to apply: Applications must be submitted in English by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 31 August 2017 (at 24.00 EEST / 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

Additional information on attachments to applications.