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Research Fellow in Optical Fibre Fabrication to Develop Wideband Amplifiers

Fibre & Systems Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £35,211 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 24 months)
Closing Date:  Saturday 07 September 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 11 October 2019
Reference:  1118319PN-R

Applications are invited from talented researchers with a strong interest in fibre optics, photonics materials and devices to work on an industrial funded programme to develop active optical fibres for wideband amplifiers for use in telecommunications. The project will involve fabrication of optical fibres incorporating rare earths and other active dopants, and to investigate their performance in wideband optical amplifiers.

The successful applicant will need to have a strong background in developing novel optical fibres and proving their successful operation in photonic device demonstrations. A PhD* or equivalent qualification in the field of materials science, chemistry, physics, or engineering with relevant experience at post-graduate/post-doctoral level in fibre technology is essential. Experience with fibre fabrication and fibre amplifiers and lasers would be highly beneficial for this position. The ability to work as part of a cohesive team and to collaborate widely is essential.

The initial appointment will be for 2 years with potential for further extensions. 

*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.

For informal queries about this position please contact Prof Jayanta Kumar Sahu (, +44 23 80593162).

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 1118319PN-R on all correspondence.

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

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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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