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Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK)
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018 

Research Associate: Semiconductor Laser Networks for Brain-Inspired Information Processing

Department: Institute of Photonics (
Faculty: Faculty of Science (
Staff Category: Research Reference No 129353
Reports To: Antonio Hurtado
Grade: 7
Salary Range: £31,604-£32,548 Restricted due to funding
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 6 months (with a high expectation that the post will extend to 24 months as and when funding is confirmed)*
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018


The Institute of Photonics (Physics Department) at the University of Strathclyde seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Semiconductor Laser Networks for Neuro-Inspired Information Processing functionalities. The post holder will work on the ‘BRAIN LASER’ project, funded by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), to develop cutting-edge research in photonic technologies for neuromorphic (brain-like) information processing. Applicants should have a PhD in Photonic Technologies or in Laser Physics/Engineering and have experience with semiconductor lasers and/or optoelectronic systems. Experience with the characterisation of nonlinear dynamics in laser systems and/or photonic (integrated) circuits would also be an advantage. Additionally, relevant student supervision experience would be desirable. The successful candidate will join the Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics Group, part of the wider Photonic Materials and Devices Group at Strathclyde’s Institute of Photonics.

Further information on the background to this appointment can be obtained via:

*This post is offered for 6 months and is subject to a review at the end of that period. Depending on the funder’s assessment of progress, it is highly expected that further funding will be provided to extend the post up to a period of 24 months.