Research Fellow on Optical Communications
Fibre & Systems Group
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term 31 March 2025
Closing Date: Friday 06 October 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Fellow to work on novel optical transmission techniques for fibre communication systems.
Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and one of the UK’s Russell group research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. You will work in the world leading Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and will have access to the world class facilities and dedicated researchers that this provides. The Telecommunications Systems Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for experimentation in photonic systems and provides direct access to the UK’s National Dark Fibre Facility, a unique geographically distributed transmission facility dedicated to research, linking together four top British universities.
The project will exploit cutting-edge optical technologies to demonstrate radically new communication systems. These technologies include novel amplifiers based on doped optical fibres specially developed in-house, and radically new transmission fibres based on hollow-core fibre technology. You will take part in characterising these components and will be responsible for designing and executing the experiments that will best describe their behaviour. You will demonstrate their potential in communication networks, often in collaboration with the project partners and other researchers in the group and the ORC.
To be successful, you must have a strong background in photonics and communications with extensive practical experience of working with optical fibres and systems. Ideally, you will also have experience in optical system modelling and/or the design and experimentation of high-speed optical communication systems.
You must also have proven skills in the critical evaluation and interpretation of data and of working as part of a collaborative research team. You must hold a PhD* or equivalent qualification related to fibre optics or photonics. Previous postdoctoral experience is favoured but not necessary.
* Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
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The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Quote reference 2334423PN-R on all correspondence.