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Post Doctoral fellow appointment
Reference Number
Herakleion, Crete, Greece
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Position Description

Optical Memristors are disruptive photonic elements which have attracted significant attention during the last few years, while offering unique switching and memory-like characteristics, for driving the future optical networks and sensing systems. The FORTH-SYNERGY project Optical Memristors, based on Photo-fluidity, Chalcogenide Whispering Gallery Mode Cavities (OMEGA) proposes the elaboration of an optical memristive component, fusing together the exotic photo-sensitivity properties of chalcogenide glasses (ChGs) and the extreme power accumulation and modal state density of whispering gallery modes (WGMs) resonation inside spheroid microcavities.

A highly competitive, post-doctoral research fellow is sought for the project OMEGA, for 12 months initial contract, with an additional up to 12 months, extension foreseen upon performance. The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in Physics or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with a strong experimental/theoretical background in Optical Fiber Devices and/or Whispering Gallery Mode systems, being proven by publications record, previous experience and/or thesis subject and reference letters. The applicants must provide at least two names (preferably three) of academics who can provide reference letters. Previous background on Glass science/photosensitivity will be considered as a strong asset. Applications without satisfying the above criteria will not being considered.


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Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Physics or Engineering
  • Experience in optical fiber devices
  • Experience in whispering gallery mode systems/physics 
  • Materials/glass science/photosensitivity
  • Working knowledge of English 

Application Procedure

Applications received before July 3rd 2020 will receive immediate attention; however, applications will be reviewed thereafter until the position is filled.

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications to the address (, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator Dr Stavros Pissadakis (


In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application Form (Form Greek or Form English to the left)
  • Detailed CV and list of publications
  • Names of three academic referees
  • Scanned copies of academic titles


Applications will be reviewed till the position is filled

Appointment Duration

12 months