Research Fellow – AR2513R2MR
School of Physics and Astronomy
Vacancy Description
School of Physics and Astronomy, Salary: £34,304 - £37,467 per annum, Fixed Term: 2 years, Start: As soon as possible

The School of Physics and Astronomy advertises a Research Fellow position in experimental photonics dedicated to the development of flexible holographic metasurfaces for anticounterfeiting applications for secure documents. The applicant should have research experience in the design and/or fabrication and experimental characterization of holographic devices, preferably in the visible range, supported by a good publication record. Knowledge of metasurface design and fabrication is desirable. The position is supported by an external research partner and is for two years.  


Due to the nature of the role, appointment will be conditional on successful National Security Vetting (NSV) security clearance.  


Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Andrea Di Falco, email or Tel: 01334 463165.


Applications are particularly welcome from those with a willingness to commit to the School and University's aspirations towards equality, diversity and inclusivity. The School has Juno Champion status, which recognises physics departments who take action to embed better working practices for all staff and address the under-representation of women in UK and Irish universities. For more information, including case studies, please see 


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


Interviews will be held on 16 or 17 June 2022


Please quote ref: AR2513R2MR


Closing Date: 8 June 2022


Further Particulars: AR2513R2MR FPs.doc


School of Physics and Astronomy
Salary: £34,304 - £37,467 per annum
Fixed Term: 2 years
Start: As soon as possible