Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Optical Wireless Communications

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 21 Jul 2017

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 EPSRC as part of the project COALESCE. The post is available immediately and is fixed-term for 24 months.

The project aims to use the National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service (NDFIS) to connect a series of wireless communications demonstrators, with UCL, Southampton, Oxford and Cambridge Universities as partners. Our role in the project is to develop and demonstrate ultra-high data-rate optical wireless links. You will play a key role in this cutting-edge work, and be responsible for research into potential architectures and design and implementation of optical wireless links.

You should possess a doctorate in a relevant field or be near completion with skills in photonic 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 communications demonstrators with world-leading performance.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dominic O’Brien ( ).

Further information can be found at:

There is another PDRA post being advertised in Optical Wireless Communications. Please ensure that you apply for both positions using the online application form to be considered for both roles.

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 21 July 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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