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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Optical fibre amplifiers
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £27,578 to £30,122
Contract: Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2012
Applicants are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of optical fibre amplifiers. The project will involve the development of novel state-of-the-art Multimode erbium doped optical fibre amplifiers for long haul Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO)transmission systems. The project is sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of a collaborative project involving researchers at University of Southampton, University College London, University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
Applicants must have a strong background in lasers and optics with research experience in fibre lasers and/or amplifiers and excellent experimental skills. The applicants will be expected to work as part of a cohesive team and to interact with project partners. A PhD in Physics/Engineering or equivalent with relevant experience at postgraduate/postdoctoral level in fibre lasers and/or amplifiers 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 19 February 2012. Please apply online through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 085012EH on all correspondence.
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