Post Doc Researcher

Recruiter
Microsoft
Location
Chesterton
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Location: Cambridge, UKDate posted: 13/04/2018 Closing date for applications: 10/05/2018 Salary: Competitive salary This is a 2 year fixed term post. Microsoft Research NExT is looking for highly motivated PhD graduatewith experience in optics to join us in a new and exciting projectinvolving Holography and Head Mounted Displays. The ideal candidateshould be able to work independently on this challenging and interestingproject. Fondness towards engineering and innovation is essential. Forthe successful candidate, this post will be an excellent opportunity toacquire new skills and knowledge and improve their career prospects.The project is a very ambitious (but at the same time sensible) attemptto solve the key issues of nowadays HMDs including resolution, field ofview and form factor. It involves solving a range of practicalchallenges with its core being a holographic projection system. Moreinformation about the project can be found here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/holographic-near-eye-displays-virtual-augmented-reality/ Qualifications Essential skill for this position are: PhD in optics Hands on experience with free-space optical experiments Experience with Holographic Optical Element (HOE) fabrication Theoretical understanding of HOE theoryDesirable but not essential skills include: Experimental experience with digital diffractive optics including SLMs and DOE's Proficiency with computer generated hologram (CGH) design algorithms like 3D polygon-based algorithm and Gerchberg-Saxton. Experience with lab control systemsMicrosoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to age,ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity orexpression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition,national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation,protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy),sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaws, regulations and ordinances. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of youremployment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Responsibilities Duties of the successful applicant will include: Record HOEs in a darkroom environment Develop new opto-mechanical prototypes Prepare technical papers and presentations Collect and analyze experimental data - provided by Dice MICROSOFT, PHD

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