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Vacancy - Research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Optical Fibre Characterisation
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £27,428 to £33,734
Contract: Full Time Fixed Term until 28/02/2014
Closing Date: Thursday 2 February 2012
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of optical fibre characterisation. The project concerns the development of new characterisation techniques required to determine the properties (e.g. modal content, modal crosstalk, dispersion and loss, nonlinearity etc.) of a whole new generation of fibres and components currently under development to realise high capacity, long haul Spatial Division Multiplexed communication systems. The work will be conducted as part of the MODEGAP project sponsored by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme and is likely to involve significant collaboration with a range of the project partners.
Applicants must have a strong background in lasers and optics with research experience in fibre characterisation and excellent experimental skills. The applicants will be expected to work as part of a cohesive team and to interact with project partners on multiple aspects of the research. A PhD in Physics/Engineering or equivalent with relevant experience at post-graduate/post-doctoral in fibre optics technology is essential. A hands-on approach is necessary along with a keen interest in developing new physical ideas from proof-of-principle to implementation.
The appointment is initially for a 2 year period with potential for further extension.
The closing date for this post is 2 February 2012. Please apply online through https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=081111EHhttp://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/. Alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 081111EH on all correspondence.
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