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Research Assistant/Associate in Novel Displays and Optical Design (Fixed Term)

Positions exist for two Research Assistants/Research Associates in Novel Displays and Optical Design, each for 12 months with a potential of extension.

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

The role including the key responsibilities and duties can be summarised as: research and development of novel displays and optical design, in particular in the context of display optics and performance optimisation; research and design tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions; compile and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, prepare reports and present results to summarise main findings and conclusions; write 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 to 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, optical engineering and/or displays, and demonstrating the ability to perform key responsibilities and duties as described above, in the context of a strong publication record. Research experience in optical design and simulations for displays and/or image qualities is essential, and research and development experience in designing and constructing optical test setups as well as evaluating optical and overall performance of the designed apparatus is desirable.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. 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.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942; Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

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

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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 email the research group administrator at: Tel +44 1223 748361

Please quote reference NM22589 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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