Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

This is a full time and fixed term post until 30 September 2015

Salary: £30,424 to £36,298 per annum

Working within the world leading Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, you will carry out research in the photonics communications research facilities at Aston University  This will involve the collaboration with project partners with a diverse range of technical responsibilities.

You will be funded by a project which concerns the development of technologies and network architectures to enable new cost-reduced approaches to high capacity ultra-long haul optical networks. This will involve experimental and theoretical investigation of high-speed phenomena optical systems.  You will build on recent world-leading advances in all optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing and phase sensitive amplifiers and will develop solutions to provide a Tbit/s super channel based wavelength routed optical network operating with a net information spectral density exceeding 4 b/s/Hz and a granularity equal to or below the sub-channel data rate.

Training opportunities will be provided to acquire appropriate and experimental and numerical research skills.

You should have (or expect to receive in early 2013) a PhD in a field closely related to Optical Communications, and a first or upper second class honors degree in Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or related subject.  You should also be able to travel throughout the European Economic Area.

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Ellis, 

Please visit our website, via the ‘Apply’ button below, for further information and to apply online.  If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting reference number: R130267

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Closing date: 30 September 2013 Midnight GMT

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