ESR15 (Light Conversion, Lithuania)

Development of femtosecond laser source for coherent nonlinear microscopy

Position Filled

Supervisor Prof. Mikas Vengris and Ignas Stesevicius

Light Conversion

Job Description

Light Conversion is looking for an Early Stage Researcher for the collaborative research project MUSIQ. The objective of the project is to develop femtosecond laser source for coherent nonlinear microscopy. The ESR will gain valuable experience in the development, testing and optimisation of a novel femtosecond laser source. The ESR will also gain experience in scanning microscope systems and merging it with wavelength tunable femtosecond ultrafast lasers. The ESR will enrol to a PhD degree programme at Cardiff University (under the co-supervision of Prof Paola Borri and Prof Wolfgang Langbein) while simultaneously be employed and working at Light Conversion. Cardiff University offers flexible conditions for PhD candidates employed by a company, which are aligned within the MUSIQ training programme.

Detailed person specification

The applicant should hold a master in physics / optical / electrical or bio-engineering and show a strong interest for biology and biomedical applications. Work experience with laser systems and scanning microscopes is an advantage.

Duration of post and ideal start date

Start date: between 01/05/2019 and 01/11/2019

Duration: 36 months

Eligibility details

ETNs recruit a specific type of researcher (ESR). Successful candidates:

MUST at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. ‘Date of Recruitment’ means the first day of the employment of the researcher (i.e. contract starting date). ‘Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctoral degree programme.

MUST NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation (Lithuania) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1 are not taken into account.

Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community, reflecting the consortium’s commitment to equality and diversity. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

English language requirements –It is a requirement that network ESRs have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive full benefit from the network training.


Send a full CV to Ignas Stasevicius ([email protected]), please also send your CV with a cover Letter to the MUSIQ consortium coordinator email: [email protected]. In the cover Letter please indicate the title of the project you are applying for, and provide a brief motivation as to why you wish to become an ESR within MUSIQ. Please be aware that your CV may be shared with the named beneficiaries within the consortium, as part of the application review process, to ensure an open, transparent and merit based recruitment.