ASTON UNIVERSITY

Senior Research Fellow - Engineering & Applied Science

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£39,992 to £47,722 per annum
Posted
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Senior Research Fellow
Engineering & Applied Science
Salary:     £39,992 to £47,722 per annum
Grade:     Grade 09
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (until 31 May 2021)
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Friday 30 March 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R180083


AIPT is an international research institute with world leading research spanning the scope of photonics from Optical Communications to fibre devices and sensors. AIPT was established over 25 years ago and is currently headed Prof S Turitsyn. The annual report for 2016 is available on the web site http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/photonics/publications/.

The Senior Research Fellow will work for Prof Nick Doran funded by a new EPSRC project: Fibre Parametric amplifiers for Real Applications in Optical Communication Systems (FPA-ROCS). The Fellow will be the senior member of Prof Doran’s team and will be the key senior researcher within the above project. For further information regarding this project please see the website, http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R024057/1. The position will be for 3 years in the first instance but the Fellow will be expect to work with Prof Doran to generate new funded projects.

This position requires an experienced researcher who is likely to have significant proven postdoctoral experience and has an excellent recent publications record. The project is concerned with nonlinear fibre amplifiers for optical communications and a successful candidate will have experience in at least one of these areas. This could be gained either in academia or industry but experience of both would be preferable. The ideal candidate must have a good first degree in Electronic Engineering/ Physics or equivalent, as well a doctorate in Photonics/ Optical communications or equivalent industrial experience. 

This is an important appointment and an exciting opportunity for the fellow to establish a long term research presence working in a very successful world-leading group. There will be opportunities to develop a research theme and an expectation to take responsibility for supervision of more junior staff (including students) and to be a leading member of the Optical Communications Group in which Prof Doran’s team is embedded.

Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk