Research Assistant in Novel Ar/av Displays

A new postdoc position in optics is available at University of Cambridge. The initial contract for this position is 12 months. The deadline to apply is October 12, 2018.

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Novel AR/VR Displays.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are: to advance the knowledge of AR/VR displays for novel application, in particular in the context of optical design and performance optimisation; research and design tests and experiments to address research objectives and find solutions; compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions; writes journal articles to reveal research findings if possible; manage own research and administrative activities, with guidance if required; work in a team and provide support on other work when required; and may assist in the development of student research skills.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: having obtained or being close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant specialist subject of optics, displays and/or optical engineering, and demonstrating the ability to perform key responsibilities and duties as described above with a strong record. Research experience in head-mounted displays (HMDs) and related optics is essential, and research and development experience in optical waveguides is desirable.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience). Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Ms Denisa Demko, email, tel +44 (0)1223 748343.


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