Research Fellow position (interdisciplinary research in the field of metal-dielectric nanoparticles)

A competition is open for a position at ITMO University, Faculty of Physics and Technology, in the direction "Experimental nanophotonics and plasmonics (optics of nanostructures, metamaterials, plasmonic and dielectric nanoparticles)". Working with leading international teams in this field (Russia, France, Italy), conducting research, writing articles, applying for grants and scholarships.


  • conducting research; 
  • writing articles; 
  • applying for grants and scholarships.


  • PhD degree in optics no later than 2018 or the last postgraduate course;
  • knowledge of English (Upper-Intermediate or higher);
  • ability to independently conduct research;
  • ability to write scientific articles;
  • investigation of linear and nonlinear optical properties of inorganic nanoobjects;
  • experience of students’ supervision;
  • prior experience of conferences speaking;
  • team leader recommendations (from the previous workplace or where the defense took place);
  • possession of scientific software packages (CST Microwave Studio, Comsol Multiphysics, Matlab) as a plus;
  • knowledge of nanofabrication methods as a plus;
  • knowledge in the field of chemistry as a plus;
  • share our principles and values.


  • work in field of application of nanoantennas for recording information and sensing;
  • young and friendly team, charitable atmosphere;
  • communication with recognized experts in the subject area, professional competence of colleagues, international collaborations;
  • opportunity to suggest ideas and be heard;
  • participation in international scientific conferences;
  • work on high-tech modern laboratory equipment;
  • corporate English for employees;
  • work in the historical center of St. Petersburg;
  • corporate events;
  • annual PTO;
  • social package: official employment, recreation in a corporate out-of-town health center, events for employees and their children, etc. 

When submitting a response via the website, please, attach one PDF which contain CV and a cover letter indicating your research experience and current research interests.

100,000 rubles or more

Saint Petersburg, Lomonosova street, 9