Engineering & Applied Science
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (3 years)|
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 30 June 2015|
Device technologies for peta-bit communications
Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship, supported by the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, to be undertaken within the Optical Communications Research Group http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/photonics/research-areas/high-speed-optical-communications/ at Aston University. The successful applicant will join an established experimental group working on energy efficient means to approach Petabit communication capacity alongside researchers funded by the EPSRC funded project PEACE.
The position is available to start in April 2015 or October 2015 (subject to negotiation)
This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £13,726 for the 2014/15 academic year. Applicants from outside the EU may apply for this studentship but will need to pay the difference between the ‘Home/EU’ and the ‘Overseas’ tuition fees, currently this is £10,914 for the academic year 2014/15.
The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in Electronic Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline. Preferred skill requirements include knowledge/experience of optical communications, non-linear fibre optics, the application of Fourier transforms to communication signals. Applicants should fulfil the eligibility criteria for EPSRC funding through UK nationality and/or residency status (see http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/.
For informal enquiries about this and other opportunities within the Optical Communications Research Group, contact Professor Andrew Ellis by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The online application form, reference forms and details of entry requirements, including English language are available at http://www1.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/prospective-research-students/how-to-apply/