Lecturer in Optical Communications and Networks

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Optical Communications and Networks in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering
£35,609-£40,082 (Grade J), £41,255-£46,414 (Grade K)
Fixed term contract staff
Full time
Job number
: ACAD102278

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering within the Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering is seeking to appoint an academic to strengthen and help deliver its Optical Communications and Networking vision. 

Successful applicants should have an interest to develop collaborative research activities in photonic technologies and systems that aim at underpinning optical transmission, interconnect and networking technologies, as well as convergence of optical network with data centre and wireless networks within the context of cloud and 5G application of optical networks. The successful candidate is expected to have an outstanding research record in high relevant topics within the above areas, especially demonstrating achievements, leadership and vision in advanced photonics systems research enabling advanced optical communications and networking. 

The successful applicant will also be required to contribute to the teaching of photonic devices and components, optical communications and networks, as well as other areas of teaching within the department as appropriate. 

The applicant will join the newly created Smart Internet lab (smart internet lab Bristol) which is a joint Research Centre between the communications systems and networks group the Photonics Group and the High-Performance Network (HPN) group under the leadership of Professor Dimitra Simeonidou. 

The specific areas of particular interest for this post are: technologies associated with optical data networks such as advanced photonic technologies, optical switching, optical interconnects, optical communications, optical signal processing, optical data centres, optical back-hauling and front-hauling solutions. 

This cover post is being offered on a full time, fixed term contract for up to 4 years. 

Please include with your CV and covering letter two one page statements; one on the contributions that you can make to teaching in the Department, the second one page statement should discuss your research plans and how they will impact on the research profile of the school and the Department. 

The selection process, including interviews is expected to take place November/December 2016 

For informal discussion about the post, you are welcome to contact: 
Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, (Director of Smart Internet Lab) 
Dr Kevin Morris, (Head of Department) 
Professor Dave Cliff ( ), (Head of Merchant Venturers’ School of Engineering)

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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The closing date for applications is 15 November 2016.