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Research Fellow – Physics at University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Department of Physics is seeking a Research Fellow to join an ongoing Marsden funded project. This is fixed-term until February 2020.

The main purpose of this role is to design and build instrumentation for distributed optical sensing of temperature and strain. The aim is to develop instrumentation that can be used in remote sites to monitor the Alpine fault that runs along the length of the South Island in NZ. This work is a collaboration with geophysicists from Victoria University Wellington and will involve travel both to Wellington and to the drill site on the South Island.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • a Ph.D. in Optical Fibre Sensing
  • 3 or more years’ experience working with optical fibres and photonic systems
  • knowledge of strain and techniques for measuring strain and temperature remotely, with ability to splice fibres and general experience with photonic devices
  • excellent skills in writing, communicating and presenting scientific results to international audience

All applications must be made online.

Why work here
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

Applications close: 20 May 2018 (Sunday)

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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