Research Fellow in High Speed Optical Fibre Communications (R210203)

Aston University

United Kingdom

July 11, 2021


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 Grade 8/9 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 Reference: R210203 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 Cambridge University.

The Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies is one of the largest photonics research centres in the UK (https:// www., 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 (

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

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