Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Telecommunications (Experimental Focus)

University of Oxford

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the optical wireless communications research group in central Oxford. The post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for up to 30 months, available immediately. The position is part of the recently funded EPSRC Federated Communications Hub in All-Spectrum connectivity. The consortium consists of the University of Oxford (lead partner), Queens University Belfast, the University of Bristol, the University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London, the University of Southampton and the University of Strathclyde. This is a great opportunity to work across a consortium of partners, with close links to industry.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the development of networks of free-space beamsteering systems and other indoor- free-space systems, both classical and quantum. You should possess a DPhil in a relevant area, with skills in photonic systems research and experimentation, preferably in an area relevant to free-space optical communications. You should have the drive and enthusiasm to create cutting-edge working communications demonstrators and develop the collaborations required to deliver this work.

There is a possibility to appoint at Grade 6 (£28,098 – £33,518 p.a.) if you hold a relevant degree/Masters and are working on a PhD/DPhil, and have relevant experience.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dominic O’Brien (email: [email protected])

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Only online applications received before midday on Tuesday, 19 December 2023 can be considered. 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.

NB: This post is one two PDRAs (the other is focussed on modelling, advertised under vacancy

ID 169548

 ) being appointed by the optical wireless communications research group. If you consider yourself eligible for both posts, you may submit an application for each post.

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

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