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Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Effects in Optical Microresonators

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    Prof Dmitry Skryabin
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Project Description

We are pleased to advertise an early-stage researcher position as a part of the Innovative Training Network of the European Commission MICROCOMB "Applications and Fundamentals of Microresonator Frequency Combs".

The position will last three years and will require that the researcher registers for a PhD programme at Bath.

This position is a part of a pan-European research and training programme comprising international schools, workshops, and secondments to academic and industrial partners across Europe. The project advertised at Bath is the computational and theoretical project on modelling of frequency combs, optical solitons and other nonlinear effects in microresonators with Kerr and quadratic nonlinearities.

We are looking for either the top class master level students or researchers at the early stage of their careers and not yet awarded a PhD, that have strong background in one or several of the following -- any areas of theoretical and experimental optics and photonics, theoretical physics, computational physics, applied mathematics. Applicants should be willing and able to work as a part of a team in Bath and within the consortium, to collaborate closely with experimental partners and will require to attend a programme of training events.

The consortium team combines some of the world leading experience and expertise in photonics in general and in microcombs in particular and it is aim is to train a new generation of scientists in this actively developing area bordering physics and photonic engineering and having pronounced applied and fundamental dimensions. The frequency comb research itself is the Nobel prize winning area (T. Hänsch and J. Hall, 2005), while the microcombs can qualify as an emerging disruptive technology.

There are strict eligibility requirements:

At the time of appointment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

No nationality restrictions apply; however, international applicants will be required to meet UKVI English language requirements in order to obtain a work visa for the UK IN ADDITION TO the university’s English language entry requirement

Applicants shall be in the first four years of their research careers at the time of appointment and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Generous living, mobility and family (conditions apply) allowances are provided. MICROCOMB consortium strongly encourages applications from researchers with diverse backgrounds that include but are not limited by gender, economic, ethnic and physical ability diversities.


Applicants should submit TWO applications by the advertised application deadline:

1) A formal PhD application should be made via the University of Bath’s online application form for a PhD in Physics (full-time):

Please ensure that you quote the supervisor’s name and project title in the ‘Your research interests’ section of the application form. More information about applying for a PhD at Bath may be found here:

2) A job application must be made IN ADDITION to the PhD application. See here:

Start date: between 1 August 2019 and 1 November 2019.

Funding Notes

Starting salary: £32,750 (inclusive of pension)/£37,750 (exclusive of pension)
Mobility annual payment: £4,866.84
Family annual payment: £2,077.25 (if eligible)
Fixed term for a period of 3 years

How good is research at University of Bath in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 23.00

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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