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Adaptive Optics&Diagnostics Laser Scientist (IRC91430)

DiPOLE Laser Diagnostics and Adaptive Optics Scientist
£29,566 - £37,534 per annum dependent on experience + up to £5,000 relocation expenses

STFC is home to the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory which is a world-class research group with around 120 technical and scientific staff providing advanced laser research facilities for UK and international scientists. The CLF itself is home to the Centre for Advanced Laser Technology and Applications (CALTA) which is at the forefront of the development and scientific exploitation of high power lasers and associated technology. An advanced, new and scalable laser technology platform, called DiPOLE, is being developed which is based on diode pumped solid state lasers which will enable pioneering and exciting new applications of laser technology. Currently, a DiPOLE prototype at the 10J/10Hz level is operational and scaling to a 100J/10Hz system is underway. These developments have the potential to impact high value markets including security, energy, space, defence, manufacturing and health. They could also provide major benefits to science.

The CLF, through CALTA, has recently been successful in securing a number of high value contracts to further develop and supply DiPOLE based systems to international clients. Several other large scale opportunities are also in the planning.

The CLF is now seeking an individual with a background in laser science and development to work as a Laser Scientist as part of a small team of scientists and engineers to deliver this novel high average power laser system.


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Organisation: STFC

Organisation Detail: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Reference Number: IRC91430

Location: Didcot See on Map

Salary: £29566 - £37534

Date Posted: 11 April 2013

Grade: RC-D

Contract: Type Fixed Term Appointment

Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 06 May 2013

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