Postdoc in Ultra-high Capacity Optical Transmission

DTU Fotonik
Wednesday 08 Mar 17

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DTU Fotonik works with all areas of photonic engineering, including a strong focus on optical communications. We are hereby announcing a Postdoc position within the area of Ultra-high Capacity Optical Transmission. This Postdoc project is part of Centre of Excellence, Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications (SPOC) funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The SPOC centre will significantly advance the state-of-the-art in multiplexing schemes for ultimate communication capacity and this Postdoc project will be at the heart of this activity. Start 1st of April, 2017 or as soon as possible. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc project will be fully funded by the SPOC centre whose main objective is to find solutions for the big challenges of how to obtain more capacity, how to create ultra-broadband, energy-efficient and secure communication solutions—far beyond development of present day technologies. The Postdoc project will be in particular, responsible for plan/organize and accomplish ultra-high capacity hero transmission experiments with transmission capacity far beyond one Pbit/s per fibre.   

Apart from the research outlined above, the Postdoc position will involve a limited amount of teaching mainly in the form of supervising student projects. It may also involve handling other assignments to a limited extent.   

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in the areas of optical fiber communication systems. A strong background in optical fiber transmission experiments is highly desirable.  

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years.   

Workplace will be at DTU Fotonik in DTU’s Lyngby Campus.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from centre leader Prof. Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe +45 4525-3784, Assoc. Prof. Michael Galili +45 4525-6608 and Prof. Toshio Morioka +45 4525-3796.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than March 24, 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centres in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultrahigh speed optical transmission systems, biophotonics, nanooptics and quantum photonics.   

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.