Research Associate in Fibre-Optic Communication Systems
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

As part of an exciting new centre established between BT, Huawei and the University of Cambridge, we wish to recruit a postdoctoral researcher at Research Associate level or Senior Research Associate level for exceptional candidates to conduct research into fibre-optic communication systems.

The project is focused on high capacity optical networks which includes both transceiver and networking aspects. This post is for a postdoctoral researcher focussed on transceiver design for high capacity optical networks, including modulation, coding and digital signal processing with a view of maximising the data throughput of the nonlinear dispersive optical channel. Other members of the wider team will be exploring networking aspects including optimising utilisation the physical network resources as well as extending beyond the current single mode C-band based networks.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are research into transceivers for high capacity optical networking and liaising with project partners.

Candidates must have obtained a PhD degree in Engineering or a related scientific discipline. They should have experience of digital communications and signal processing optical fibre communication systems and knowledge of digital coherent transceivers and associated digital signal processing. Candidates must have a demonstrable ability to communicate with industrial partners, a record of publishing high quality research in high quality journals and at the leading conferences in the field. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to collaborate broadly within the field.

Salary Range: Research Associate £32,816 - £40,322
Senior Research Associate £41,526 - £52,559

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 24 November 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload (1) your Curriculum Vitae (CV), (2) a Covering Letter in which you should indicate your research interests and explain how your skills would contribute to one of the research projects and (3) a research publication list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, or for any questions about the project, please contact Prof Seb Savory (

Please quote reference NM23710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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