Postdoctoral Research Associate I

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department College of Optical Sciences (2001)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate I position in the field of novel fiber lasers, especially high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers.

The College of Optical Sciences supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Fiber laser and fiber amplifier design, characterization and test.
  • Fiber optics component design and characterization.
  • Perform optical tests and measurements.
  • This position will also require supervision of undergraduate/MSc/PhD students.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Optics, Physics, Electronics, or related.
  • At least 3 years’ hands-on experience in the design and characterization of fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers.
  • Experience in nonlinear fiber optics and ultrafast lasers.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Teaching experience.
  • FLSA Exempt
    Full Time/Part Time Full Time
    Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
    Job Category Postdoctoral Research
    Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
    Posted Rate of Pay DOE
    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number P20518
    Number of Vacancies One
    Desired Start Date
    Position End Date (if temporary)
    Limited to Current UA Employees No
    Contact Information for Candidates

    Linda Schadler

    Open Date 02/06/2018
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled Yes
    Review Begins On 02/16/2018
    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

    Diversity Statement

    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
      • Arizona Daily Star
      • Arizona Republic
      • Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Department of Economic Security (DES)
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
      • Jobing.Com
      • LinkedIn
      • Local Job Banks
      • Pima County One-Stop
      • Professional Conference
      • Professional journal/publication
      • Referred by UA Employee
      • Invited by Dept to Apply
      • UA Website
      • Other
    2. * Do you have, or will have by the time of hire, a PhD in Optics, Physics, Electronics, or related field?
      • Yes
      • No

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents