Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3630/1

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, so17 1bj
Salary: 24000-27000
Qualification required: An undergraduate degree in physics, electronics
Closing Date: 27 June 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3630/1
We are seeking a talented and creative Optical Engineer to work on a joint KTP between Covesion Ltd and the University of Southampton. This is an opportunity to research, design and develop a new range of optical crystal products for use in advanced laser applications such as cinema displays, quantum technology, remote gas detection, and biological spectroscopy.

Covesion Ltd in Southampton are innovators in the field of nonlinear optical crystals that are used to change the wavelength (colour) of lasers. They supply products to leading research groups, institutes and companies worldwide and collaborate on research projects throughout the UK, including components for quantum satellite gravitometry (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-40775094) and future quantum computers. This KTP will enable our company to undertake further innovation and create value-added optical assemblies and systems to expand our customer base.
Skills required: This KTP will suit a candidate with a strong engineering or science background and an aspiration to develop into an applied commercial role. The successful candidate will have an aptitude for manufacture and will acquire experience in the testing of photonics materials and development of optical laser systems. They will be able to communicate scientific principals and technical requirements confidently to various stakeholders.

Qualifications: skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification with proven work experience acquired in relevant technical support roles and job-related training. An undergraduate degree in physics, electronics, electrical engineering, or equivalent (First or 2:1) or equivalent professional qualification and experience with a background in photonics / optoelectronics will be desirable.

Experience: Competent, hands-on engineer, capable of working with a diverse range of fabrication systems and design software. Working knowledge of laser systems with some industrial experience or evidence of leading an engineering or physical science project preferred.
Knowledge Base Partner: Southampton, University of
Company partner: Covesion Limited
Company business area: Manufacture Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate crystals, a photonics technology for changing the wavelength (colour) of lasers to enable new applications.
Contact: Corin Gawith, Building 53
Univeristy of Southampton
SO17 1BJ, Tel: 02380 593588
corin.gawith@soton.ac.uk

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