Postdoctoral Research Assistant in LiFi Optical Wireless Communications

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 26 Nov 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and technically skilled researcher to join the field of LiFi/visible light communications. We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the optical wireless communications research group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the EC as part of the H2020 project ELIOT. The post is fixed-term until 31 December 2021.

ELIOT -Enhance Lighting for the Internet of Things will bring together nine industrial partners and three Universities and research institutes, with the aim of demonstrating real-world applications of LiFi in industrial and other settings. Oxford’s role in the project is to develop new concepts for low-power high-data rate communications for the future Internet of Things. You will play a key role in this cutting-edge work, and be responsible for research into potential architectures and design and implementation of proof of concept prototypes.

You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil or be near completion (with the possibility to underfill at Grade 6 (£28,660 - £34,189 p.a.) if candidate holds a relevant degree/Masters and is working on PhD/DPhil). Skills in photonic/optoelectronic/electronic systems research and experimentation are required, preferably in an area relevant to free-space optical communications, as well as the drive and enthusiasm to create working demonstrators with world-leading performance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dominic O’Brien:

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 26 November 2018 can be considered.

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