Research Fellow in High Speed Optical Fibre Communications
Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
Location: Aston University Main Campus
Salary: £33,797 to £49,553 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term (36 months)
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 11 July 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Release Date: Thursday 10 June 2021
The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies is seeking to appoint a Research
Fellow to direct and undertake research on EPSRC project TRANSNET. The
successful applicant will join the optical communication group, and work with
Profs Wladek Forysiak and Sergei Turitsyn on areas related to the application
of machine learning techniques in optical networking. Specific research
activities will include the implementation and demonstration of novel ML
techniques in optical networks, working with a large established research team
at Aston and together with project partners University College, London and
The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies is one of the largest photonics
research centres in the UK
(https:// www. aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/photonics/), with 90+ staff and
current grant portfolio of more than 60 national and international, research
and industrial projects with funding amounting to more than £25M. AIPT's
success has been built on the world leading achievements in high-speed optical
transmission and processing, nonlinear photonics, fibre grating technology,
femtosecond laser material processing techniques, nano-photonics, fibre
lasers, bio- and medical photonics, and in various fibre optic sensing
applications. AIPT has an impressive portfolio of project funding, industrial
and international collaborations, five spin-out companies, highly cited
research papers and 60 patents, all demonstrating excellence in the field.
AIPT maintains active and fertile collaborations with industrial companies and
academic institutions throughout the world.
The successful candidate will have a 1st class or upper second degree in
Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or equivalent and a PhD in optical
communications or closely related field, or near completion of PhD, or
relevant industrial experience.
The post is offered on a full-time Fixed Term basis for 3 years. Please direct
informal inquiries to Prof Wladek Forysiak (W.Forysiak@aston.ac.uk).
Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.
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