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  • 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.

  • 08 Jan 2018 10:45 AM | Simon Fleming

    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.

  • 08 Jan 2018 10:39 AM | Simon Fleming

    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 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 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

    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 no later than Monday 12th February 2018.

  • 23 Sep 2017 10:15 AM | Simon Fleming

    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

  • 24 Aug 2017 8:48 AM | Simon Fleming

    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 The application deadline is COB 29/09/2017. 

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