PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Dr. Stavros Pissadakis
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and LASER (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project «SophoX» which is an “ΑΡΙΣΤΕΙΑ” Action, is seeking for one (1) Post-doctoral Researcher



Periodic materials can control not only the propagation of light (photonics) but also modify the propagation of elastic waves (phononics) through the variation of density and elastic constants in space. Phononics constitute a rich emerging field with unexplored fundamental and applied research for the understanding of the phonon-matter and phonon-photon interactions. In particular, hypersonic (GHz-frequencies) phononics utilize the wealth of soft matter (polymer & colloid science) for the fabrication of mesoscopic structures which represent unique platforms for realization of strong acousto-optic coupling in the visible spectrum (phoXonics)
Group Webpage: http://www.iesl.forth.gr/users/pmdl/
A Post-doctoral Researcher is sought for performing niche research on the fabrication and implementation of optical fibre tapers into phononic scattering structures, for characterizing propagation/interaction effects and developing novel phononic/photonic devices. The successful candidate must have a strong background in fibre optics/photonics. Additional expertise in optical fibre taper devices and optomechanics is considered to be a strong asset. This Post-doctoral Researcher position requires a PhD in a relevant area of physics, electrical engineering, photonics or materials science, while good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.
·         Bachelor in Physics, or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Photonics
·         Postgraduate Degree in a Physics, or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Photonics, Materials
·         Experience in Optics and Photonics with emphasis in optical fibre devices
Additional Qualifications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
·         Scientific Publications and presentations in conferences
Location: Vasilika Vouton – Heraklion Crete
Remuneration: Upon qualifications according to National and European Salary Rates
Start Date: April 1st 2014
Project Duration: 12 Months, with the option for extension
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 28/02/2014 by email to Ms Aggeliki Tsigkri (hr@iesl.forth.gr), with cc to the Scientific Collaborator of the project, Dr Stavros Pissadakis (pissas@iesl.forth.gr) and the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Prof Fytas (fytas@iesl.forth.gr).

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the job announcement webpage)
·         Brief CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
·         Reference letters, work experience credentials that prove the desired qualifications or any other documents that will support the candidacy
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Ms. Aggeliki Tsigkri (hr@iesl.forth.gr ) tel. +30 2810-391301
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Collaborator, Dr Stavros Pissadakis (pissas@iesl.forth.gr) tel. +30 2810-391348
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacy that best matches the position and project requirements, based on the score that it will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidate will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within seven (7) working days after the results announcement on the web and the time period for appeals. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidate will be dismissed from the procedure.


Project Members
Dr. Stavros Pissadakis

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Publication Date:  6/2/2014