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Research Fellow - Modelling of optical fibre amplifiers

Fibre & Systems Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 1.5 years)
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 April 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 07 May 2019
Reference:  1116919PN

You will join our team in the field of optical fibre amplifiers to work on the investigation and development of wide band optical amplifiers (including Raman, rare earth or bismuth ion 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. 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 in the theory and modelling of optical fibres and optical fibre amplifiers and lasers. Ideally you will also have a working knowledge of nonlinear fibre optics and/or optical fibre telecommunications. Experience in the experimental characterisation of rare earth doped fibres and amplifiers/lasers based on such fibres would be also be highly desirable.

You must also have proven skills in the critical evaluation and interpretation of data and of working as part of a collaborative research team. You must 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 Professor David Richardson 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 1116919PN 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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