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Research Fellow in Development of Wide Band Optical Amplifiers

Fibre & Systems Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 1 year)
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 December 2018
Interview Date:   Tuesday 18 December 2018
Reference:  1077018PN

You will join our team in the field of optical fibre amplifiers to work on the investigation and development of wide band optical amplifiers (Raman or rare earth doped) for telecom applications. The research looks to double the number of wavelengths that can be simultaneously used for optical data transmission and hence to substantially scale the data carrying capacity of communication networks.    

This industrially supported project is a collaboration between the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and a leading global telecommunications equipment supplier, depending on funding. You will be joining a large and successful team within our world-leading photonics research centre at the University of Southampton, UK and will have access to the world class facilities and dedicated researchers that this provides.

To be successful, you must have a strong background in photonics, preferably in optical fibre amplifiers and lasers, nonlinear fibre optics and/or optical telecommunications; ideally with experience and knowledge of transmission system development (with both knowledge of optical and electronic aspects). Experience of systems modelling and amplifier/laser characterisation would both also be highly desirable.

You must also have a background in laboratory experimentation with proven skills in the critical evaluation and interpretation of data. You must also hold, a PhD* or equivalent qualification related to fibre optics or photonics.

* Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this post, please contact Dr Lin Xu on

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1077018PN on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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