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  • 01 Nov 2018 9:44 PM | Anonymous

    Southern Photonics is a small Auckland based company which manufactures a range of optoelectronic systems, including photonics based test and measurement equipment, and fibre optic laser systems. The company is also involved in general consulting work in this area, and works with the University of Auckland as a subcontractor assisting in achieving contracted research milestones. Southern Photonics is also a partner with the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and is co-located with a prototype development laboratory for this Centre in Auckland. We are looking for a scientist or engineer with experience in photonics research, and in the development and manufacture of photonics based equipment.

    We seek a dynamic individual who is prepared to get involved in all aspects of the company’s business. Our ideal candidate would have a PhD in laser system development, or in nonlinear fibre op=cs, with subsequent experience in industry. Other candidates will be considered however, taking into account their experience and qualifications. The appointee will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the company, and indeed would be able to help shape its growth.

    Southern Photonics regularly exhibits its equipment at international trade shows, and assists in the production of research papers for associated academic conferences. The appointee will have the opportunity to travel to such conferences and trade shows, if they are involved in the research work or in the marketing area of the business.

    For further details please contact John Harvey (j.harvey@southernphotonics.com). Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses key criteria in the job description along with a CV before November 26th, 2018.

    Interviews in person or by Zoom will be organised in the first week of December.


  • 20 Oct 2018 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    Agnes Blackie was the first female physicist appointed as a lecturer in a New Zealand university. She started service at the University of Otago (at the time a constituent college of the University of New Zealand) in 1919 and continued teaching even after retirement in 1958. More information on Agnes Blackie and her career can be found at the Royal Society Te Apārangi website (https://royalsociety.org.nz/150th-anniversary/150-women-in-150-words/1918-1967/agnes-blackie/).

    The Dodd-Walls Centre calls for applications for the inaugural award of the prestigious Agnes Blackie Memorial Fellowship. The award of this Fellowship coincides with the 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand in 2018 and the 100th anniversary of Agnes Blackie’s appointment as the first and only female physics lecturer at the University of New Zealand.

    The Fellowship will be tenable at any of the six university partners of the Dodd-Walls Centre – Otago (host), Auckland, Canterbury, Massey, Victoria or AUT – and in any research area that aligns with the aims and research themes of the Dodd-Walls Centre. Details of the Centre’s research are found at doddwalls.ac.nz/research and spans areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. The Fellowship will be tenable until 31st December 2020 and appointment will be made on the appropriate university’s Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow scale depending upon experience. Recruitment and appointment procedures and approvals will follow those of the employing university. There may be a possibility for the position to be held in conjunction with a fixed-term lectureship subject to negotiation with the host university.

    Candidates are responsible for identifying and obtaining an endorsement from an academic mentor within the department where they wish to hold the Fellowship. The academic mentor must be a Principal or Associate Investigator within the Dodd-Walls Centre, a list of whom can be found at doddwalls.ac.nz/ourpeople. For candidates whose research is laboratory-based, this mentor must also indicate that they have space available in their lab and that proposed work can be undertaken in that setting.

    The intention of the Fellowship is to bring an emerging, yet outstanding early career researcher to the Centre, either to enhance research strengths or bring new ideas and directions. The criteria for selection are research excellence and candidates must outline how they will spend 10% of their time supporting and leading diversity efforts in support of under-represented groups in STEM education and research.

    Further information can be obtained from our website or via email from the Deputy Director, Professor Neil Broderick at n.broderick@auckland.ac.nz.

    Applications including a CV with structured reference list, one page research proposal abstract suitable for a broad assessment panel, a cover letter that also details future diversity-related activities, and a letter of support from your mentor endorsed by the head of the host department must be submitted via email to diana.evans@otago.ac.nz no later than 5:00 PM (NZ Standard time), Monday 5th November, 2018.

    The Dodd-Walls Centre is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. We encourage applications from traditionally under-represented groups including women, Māori, Pacific, LGBTI, and people with disabilities.


  • 06 Sep 2018 9:29 PM | Anonymous

    We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to perform research with broad direction in the area  of photonic structures and devices. The primary responsibilities are to progress existing projects and investigate and develop new research opportunities. The research area and projects include novel optical fibers, metamaterials, THz technologies and biomedical sensors. In addition the Research Fellow will assist in running the research group, working with research students to facilitate their progress; and being responsible for day to day running of the labs, and contribute to funding proposals, engaging with industry  and  with relevant facilities, especially fabrication and characterisation. 

    Position reports to: Prof. Simon Fleming

    More details: Link 

    Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 October 2018 (Sydney Time)

  • 15 Aug 2018 9:08 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    The School of Physics at the University of Melbourne has a vacancy for a Research Fellow in Nano-optics, under the supervision of Prof Crozier. Recent activities by the Crozier Group include infrared photodetectors and modulators based on two dimensional materials (including graphene), dielectric metasurfaces, and optical nanotweezers. The Research Fellow will design and simulate nano-optical devices on one or more of these topics, realise them experimentally by nanofabrication, and develop new methods to characterize them optically and/or electrically. Find more

    http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/897252/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-nanooptics

    Salary: AUD68,148 - AUD93,830 p.a. (PhD entry level AUD87,415) plus 9.5% superannuation

    Employment Type: full-time fixed term position for 2.5 years

    Close date: 14 Oct 2018

  • 15 Aug 2018 9:01 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)
    The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (CNBP, http://cnbp.org.au) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Advanced Imaging Technology team led by Emeritus Professor Jim Piper (Chief Investigator and Macquarie University CNBP Node Director) to develop and apply novel advanced imaging tools based on luminescent nanoprobes for study of key processes in living cells. Find more

    http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/504352/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-advanced-optical-imaging

    Salary Package: from $90,188 – $96,655 (Level A) p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term until 31 December 2020.

    Application Close: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

  • 21 Jun 2018 9:21 AM | Yiqing Lu (Administrator)

    A postdoctoral position in Laser Spectroscopy is available inProf Jamie Quinton's group, as part of a National Defence Grand Challenge Project, using techniques akin to those used by the Mars Curiosity Rover for elemental analysis.

    The closing date is July 10.

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/36507921?type=standout


  • 08 Jan 2018 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term Post Doctoral Fellowship in Physical and Chemical Sciences at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

    The project, funded by the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologes, aims to explore the use of preferentially formed lanthanide ion clusters in core-shell alkaline earth fluoride nanoparticles for optical imaging applications. Additionally the successful applicant will work closely with PhD students on related projects.

    Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Prof. Jon-Paul Wells or Prof. Mike Reid. The closing date for this position is: 28th February 2018 (NZ time).

    See the application website below for details. 

    https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/psc/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=5516&PostingSeq=1&

  • 08 Jan 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    The Dodd-Walls Centre calls for applications for two prestigious Dodd-Walls Research Fellowships. The Fellowships will be tenable at any of the 6 university partners of the Dodd-Walls Centre – Otago (host), AucklandCanterburyMasseyVictoria or Waikato Universities – and in any research area that aligns with the aims and research themes of the Centre. Details of the Centre’s research can be found at doddwalls.ac.nz/research but spans areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. The Fellowships will be tenable until 31st December 2020 and appointment will be made on the appropriate university’s Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow scale depending upon experience, and will be subject to the appointment procedures and approvals of the employing university. There may be possibilities for the positions to be held in conjunction with a fixed term lectureship, subject to negotiations with the host university.

    Candidates will be responsible for identifying and obtaining an endorsement from an academic mentor within the department where they wish to hold the Fellowship. The academic mentor must be a Principal or Associate Investigator within the Dodd-Walls Centre, a list of whom can be found at doddwalls.ac.nz/ourpeople. For candidates whose research is laboratory-based, this mentor must also indicate that they have space available in their lab and that proposed work can be undertaken in that environment.

    The intention of the Fellowships is to bring outstanding early career researchers to the Centre, either to enhance research strengths or bring new ideas and directions. The overriding criterion for selection is therefore research excellence.

    Further information can be obtained from our website or via email from the Director, Professor David Hutchinson, at dwc.director@otago.ac.nz.

    Applications including a CV with full bibliography, one page research proposal abstract suitable for a broad assessment panel, cover letter and letter of support from your mentor endorsed by the head of the host department should be submitted via email to dwc.director@otago.ac.nz no later than Monday 12th February 2018.

  • 23 Sep 2017 10:15 AM | Anonymous

    Thalmic Labs, founded in the spring of 2012 and based in Canada, is committed to building the future of wearable technologies that will fundamentally change the way we interact with computers.

    Thalmic Labs is currently looking for a number of people with complex optics in their background to become part of a world-leading team of engineers, researchers and designers.

    In 2016 Thalmic Labs announced $120M USD in Series B Funding. This investment, led by Intel Capital, The Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada, will help the company further advance wearable technology.

    For a look at the current opportunities Thalmic Labs has to offer, please follow the link. If you are interested in having a conversation to learn a bit more about the company or you are interested in the opportunities Thalmic Labs has to offer, please send an email along with your resume to frank.reid@thalmic.com.

  • 24 Aug 2017 8:48 AM | Anonymous

    Sorterra is an Australian company that has developed a world first dry beneficiation technology for the mining industry. The patented technology is based on the optical characterisation of the particles to physically separate gangue from valuable minerals.

    Sorterra is looking for an optical design engineer to become part of our small but dynamic team which soon will start working on dry beneficiation systems for specific applications.

    If you are interested, please contact Mr Jan Verboomen jverboomen@sorterra.com.au. The application deadline is COB 29/09/2017. 


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