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AIPT Research Fellow

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £49,553
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (5 years)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 30 July 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210074
Release Date:  Tuesday 23 February 2021

Applications are invited for a full-time AIPT Senior Research Fellow with an initial appointment of 5 years and the opportunity to become a permanent member of AiPT staff.

The successful applicant will join the established optical communication group led by Professor Andrew Ellis, currently comprising a number of internationally renowned Principle Investigators, working on the development of the new generation of extra-high-capacity optical networks. The successful applicant will initially take responsibility for technical management and delivery of specific activities exploiting nonlinear optical effects to enhance overall network capacity, and coordination with key industrial stakeholders associated with such activities. They will also be encouraged to, and provided support to, develop their own research programme as a Principle Investigator in this, or a closely related, area, and will be given the opportunity to supervise undergraduate and masters level projects of relevance to their research.

The Aston institute of Photonic Technologies (AiPT) is the oldest optical communications research group in the UK. It was founded on the unique combination of advanced fibre grating based devices with state of the art optical communications research, and has a proud track record of exploiting non-linear effects, from solitons to the nonlinear Fourier transform and from nonlinear optical loop mirrors to optical phase conjugation and parametric amplification. Today the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies pursues a diverse range of device-and-system-level topics at the leading edge of technology. The key research areas include high-speed optical transmission and processing, in fibre-based optical devices and components, nonlinear photonics, and in fibre optical sensor, and activities within the optical communications group are targeted at increasing the capacity and reliability of, and connectivity to, the internet.  It has recently successfully expanded its activities in optical communications, including new laboratory facilities and capital equipment, and is now seeking an experienced research leader to join this growing team.

Applicants for this position should have: a PhD in a field allied to nonlinear optical fibre device development or equivalent industrial experience in optical communication research; experience of grant application preparation; project leadership skills; technical skills appropriate to the development and communication system testing of optical subsystems, and would be free to travel internationally to visit industrial partners.

For further information, please contact Professor Andrew Ellis,

Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

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