Junior Researcher in Photonics

The Faculty of Physics invites a PhD student in the area of photonics to join the team.

You will do experimental research in the areas of active and tunable photonics, create micro- and nanostructures using lithography and ablation methods, and study the fabricated structures in the optical range (with microspectroscopy, time-resolved spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and others).


  • work on current research projects and publishing papers;
  • educational activities: holding laboratory classes in optics, supervising projects of Bachelor’s students;
  • submitting applications for grants, scholarships, awards;
  • supervising a student;
  • representing the Faculty and sharing the results of work at conferences and meetings;
  • conducting optical experiments (basic knowledge of spectroscopy, optics, photonics is required);
  • processing the obtained results.


  • basic physics education;
  • good grades in major subjects;
  • experience of research or work in a research group in a similar area;
  • experience of presenting at conferences;
  • software skills: Matlab, Python, Origin, Illustrator;
  • knowledge of English: B1 (Intermediate) or a higher level;
  • well-developed information analysis skills and decision-making skills;
  • good communication skills;
  • well-developed systematic thinking skills;
  • experience of work with equipment/participation in experiments will be an advantage.


  • Young and professional team of Faculty employees, friendly environment;
  • Strong corporate culture at the Faculty: weekly volleyball with colleagues, table tennis, New Year's corporate party, English courses, etc;
  • Continuous development, fast professional growth and opportunity to move forward;
  • Participation in preparing and writing papers published in highly ranked journals;
  • Interaction with acclaimed experts in subject areas;
  • Possible business trips to conduct experiments on the equipment of external collaborators in other universities/cities/countries;
  • Opportunity to propose ideas and be heard;
  • Corporate English classes for the employees;
  • Work in the historic center of St. Petersburg;
  • Annual paid leave;
  • Social package: official employment, holidays in the corporate country recreation center, events for employees and their children, etc.
According to the results of the interview
От 1 года

St. Petersburg, Lomonosova street, 9