PhD student in Theoretical Optics

The Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University announces the talented young researchers’ recruitment to work within the framework of a new mega-grant on the topic "Nanolasers and Microlasers Based on New Nanomaterials and Modern Optical Architectures" under the joint leadership of Professor Volkan Demir and Professor Andrey Bogdanov. 

Responsibilities

The project is 5 years long (until 2025) and is aimed at solving modern challenges in the field of laser physics, nanophotonics and materials sciences. An international research team plans to develop a new class of nanomaterials and resonant systems for high-performance nano- and microlasers.

Active interaction with the international project team based on three sites is expected: ITMO University (main), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey). The research results are planned to be published in leading international scientific journals.

Requirements

  • Master's / associate degree in optics or solid-state physics.
  • high scores at the university in specialized subjects.
  • knowledge of English (at least B2).
  • high experience in modeling the optical properties of nanostructures.
  • experience of speaking at conferences.
  • experience in publishing scientific results.
  • good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, a high level of responsibility, and time management.
  • participation in competitions for grants and scholarships.
  • share our principles and values share our principles and values.

Conditions

  • a young and professional team of department staff, friendly atmosphere.
  • a highly developed internal corporate culture: weekly volleyball with colleagues, ping pong, New Year's party, English courses, etc.
  • fast professional growth.
  • participation in the preparation and writing of publications in high-rated journals.
  • paid business trips to foreign laboratories.
  • a stable salary (from 500 USD the base rate, university scholarship, bonuses) with the possibility of a significant increase.
  • co-financing of accommodation for foreign students. 
  • permanent location in St. Petersburg.

 

Salary
From 500 USD the base rate, university scholarship, bonuses
Duration of employment
Probationary period is about 3 months.
Address

Lomonosova street, 9, Saint Petersburg, Russia