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Job posted by Bilkent University (09/06/2014 22.32)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy Senior postdoc positions on ultrafast optics, fiber lasers, nonlinear photonics

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This is an invitation for eligible candidates to apply to the CO-FUND programme (a Marie Curie action) with the host institution being the Ultrafast Optics and Lasers Laboratory (UFOLAB,, Bilkent University.

The research topic is flexible with the only condition being compatibility with the general research activities of UFOLAB, which already span a broad area. These include, ultrafast optics, nonlinear phenomena in optics, development of fiber lasers, laser-material interaction physics, nanophotonics and cutting edge physics that emerge in the highly non-equilibrium conditions inside and on the surface of materials, created by the action of ultrafast lasers. Both experimentalists and theoreticians are welcome to apply as our activities span theory and experiment. For details, contact us.

The COFUND positions offer gross salaries of 4167 €/month and 4792 €/month for researchers with less than and more than 10 years of research experience, respectively.


Host Institution

Ultrafast Optics and Lasers Laboratory (UFOLAB) at Bilkent University, Turkey
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UFOLAB is well-known for its pioneering work in ultrafast fiber lasers and nonlinear optics. Interested candidates are invited to visit the web page and browse the list of publications.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced individual with international-level expertise and recognition, looking to work towards realisation of high-impact ideas. The position will fund the applicants salary at a very competitive level (up to 4792 €/month) and UFOLAB will provide the research infrastructure with the possibility of the candidate applying for additional research funding as PI. Please note that the CO-FUND programme is highly competitive, however UFOLAB managed to get 2 (out of 2 applicants) positions funded in the first round. Both experimentalists and theoreticians are welcome to apply as our activities span theory and experiment.

Possible Research Topics

UFOLAB is active in 3 broad areas:

- Nonlinear and complex dynamics and non-equilibrium physics that arise in lasers themselves or the interaction of ultrashort-pulsed, high-power lasers with matter.

- Laser physics and laser development: Particularly mode-locked fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers, including their various applications.

- Material structuring: from the nanoscale towards 3D.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Optics

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Appointments are typically for 2 years. Gross compensation can be up to 57000€/year, depending on the level of experience of the candidate. Note that living costs in Ankara are lower (by a factor of ~2) than most European cities. The application deadline is September 19, 2014.

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Please send a detailed CV, a brief research statement, and a list of three references to If there appears to be a good match, additional discussions will follow.

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Bilkent University

Bilkent University
06800 - Ankara