The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 90 are PhD students, many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Main responsibilities

As laser technician you will be a member of the Technical Division within the Department of Physics. The technical division is a basic resource for the various research projects and the teaching activities at the department. Your activities will most often be in close collaboration with other technical and scientific staff. You will be main responsible for the technical aspects of the laser systems in use at the department (currently about 50 lasers spanning from cw single-mode lasers to amplified femtosecond systems and a very wide intensity range). Your general task will be to assist the research groups applying lasers and to help secure a continuous high level of competence in the area. In addition, you will be required to address various test and design tasks including optimization and maintenance of the many different laser systems, laser performance diagnostics, and optics design. We expect you to follow the developments in laser technology and to build a network with other experts and enterprises. As the department’s laser technician you will also be strongly involved in laser safety issues. This means that you have to keep yourself updated on rules and regulations regarding laser handling and in collaboration with the department’s safety officer implement these in local laser handling routines.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for someone with a university education in natural science with a broad knowledge and comprehensive experience in operation and maintenance of laser systems. The successful candidate should have hands-on knowledge of high-power laser systems (Class 4), analysis of beam quality and advanced optics design. Experience in operation and maintenance of femtosecond laser systems (particularly relevant are amplified systems), design and set-up of laser cavities, and nonlinear optical frequency conversion are considered meritorious.

Ref. No. SU FV-2224-18

Closing date: 31 August 2018

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