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The role:

  • This is an opportunity to work in our talented Waveguide Development team, based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • This role will be an opportunity to use your research experience in an industry environment applying your knowledge to real engineering challenges of creating Hard Masters for our Nanoimprint production of Diffractive Waveguides
  • We have a semi-fabless manufacturing environment; in this role you will be working hand-on on various fabrication, nano-characterization, and failure analysis activities as well as coordinating external partners
  • You will have great problem-solving skills and will research and develop new design solutions and novel fabrication approaches
  • Resolve discrepancies between measured and modelled performance of diffractive waveguides and improve predictive power of waveguide numerical models

What we need to see:

  • PhD in Physics, Materials, Nanotechnology, or Photonics
  • During your chosen PHD you would be hands-on with nanofabrication such as e-beam, optical, or other lithography
  • Hands-on nano-characterization experience with SEM/AFM and experience reporting nano- characterization results
  • Numerical analysis and data visualization using tools such as MATLAB, Scientific Python, JMP, etc
  • Strong verbal / written communication and reasoning skills, quick learner with great problem-solving skills, happy to adapt to short timescales and challenging deliverables


  • Knowledge of White Light Interferometry, Ellipsometry, FTIR, and polymers used in nanofabrication (such as e-beam resists and nanoimprinting resins)
  • Experience with optical measurements of diffractive structures, optical metamaterials, or similar nanostructures
  • Experience of electromagnetic modelling (FDTD, RCWA, FEM, optical ray-tracers (Zemax, Light Trans), etc.) and experience with diffractive optics modelling

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