Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Postdoctoral Fellow with Queen's Ultrafast

Posted: October 6, 2016
Status: Closed

Application Deadline: This position will remain opened until it is filled. Review of the applications will begin November 1, 2016.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow 

Start Date and Duration:  Full-time 1 year appointment ASAP,  with the possibility of renewal for an additional 2 years, contingent on agreement of the supervisor and funding availability.

Supervisor: Dr. James Fraser

Where: Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Job Summary

Additive manufacturing is at the forefront of the advanced manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, it continues to suffer from a lack of confidence in its products due to the absence of real-time process monitoring and defect detection techniques. Queen’s Ultrafast has recently applied a low-coherence interferometric technique known as inline coherent imaging (ICI) to a branch of additive manufacturing known as selective laser melting (SLM) to determine its utility as a possible feedback control mechanism for this and other additive manufacturing processes. A postdoctoral fellow position is available with Dr. James Fraser as a part of this effort.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must have obtained a PhD in physics, applied physics, or engineering with a specialization in laser processing or a related discipline.
  • The successful candidate needs to demonstrate the ability to perform independent research as well as effectively communicate their results both verbally and in writing.
  • The ability to work as part of a team including both graduate and undergraduate students is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with additive manufacturing techniques
  • Hands-on training with advanced photonics (high power lasers, fibre optics, etc)
  • Medical imaging experience (e.g. image processing)
  • Knowledge of materials science
  • Proficiency in Matlab, LabView, or G-code

For more information about the position please contact Prof. James Fraser.

Required Documentation:

Cover Letter, CV, 2 letters of recommendation
NOTE: Letters of recommendations should be sent directly from the official email of the referee.

Application Procedure:

Please contact Prof. James Fraser.

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY: The University invites applications from all qualified candidates. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs.

If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Prof. James Fraser.