TRANSNET Programme



Find out about current opportunities to join the TRANSNET team

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We are recruiting!

We are recruiting into a number of positions, these are rolling opportunities so we look forward to hearing from you throughout the year!. 

PhD opportunities 
We have a number of fully-funded PhD studentships starting in 2019/2020, in collaboration with our industry partners.

We are looking for academically excellent and motivated students, with Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physics, Electronic & Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. You should have an interest in optical communications and/or networks.

Although it is not required, hands-on lab experience in optical communication research is an advantage, as are excellent computer and lab skills. Other useful skills/knowledge include optical fibre communications, digital signal processing, optics and nonlinear optics, mathematical modelling and machine learning. Some of the current projects address challenges in:
-    Optical networks for the ‘cloud’
-    Low-complexity, intelligent transceivers – simplifying digital signal processing
-    Design of ultra-wideband, high-speed optical fibre transmission systems & networks
-    Novel optical amplifiers for future optical network applications
-    Optical signal processing for communications and instrumentation

Funded positions are for UK/EU students only. Applications from *exceptional* overseas students may be considered. If you are interested, we’re accepting applications all year around – please send your CV and names of 2 referees to Prof Polina Bayvel (p.bayvel@ucl.ac.uk), or apply directly (read research guidance in full, link to apply at the bottom of the page), marking your application TRANSNET/Polina Bayvel. 

Current oppurtunities:

Fully–funded PhD Studentship – Intelligent Optical Networks enabled by Machine Learning

PhD Studentship in collaboration with HUBER+SUHNER Polatis: Towards 1000-times capacity increase for Self-x Cloud network infrastructure

Research Fellowships
We are looking for postdoctoral researchers at Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow levels. 

We seek candidates with expertise in optical networks, network routing algorithms and graph theory, experimental aspects of high-speed optical transmission systems, nonlinear optics, optical and digital signal processing, as well as learning algorithms for optical networking. 

Applicants should have a PhD (or about to submit) in Electronic Engineering/Physics or related disciplines, with an excellent academic and research track record and high quality publications, conference presentations and research achievements.

We are happy to support candidates wishing to apply for postdoctoral research fellowships under a variety of schemes including Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC, Newton Fellowships, Marie-Curie and many others.

Please contact Prof Polina Bayvel (p.bayvel@ucl.ac.uk) for UCL vacancies. Please see Aston University and University of Cambridge vacancies for contact/further info. 

University College London (UCL)
Research Fellows/Senior Research Fellows required: successful candidates should have a PhD (or about to submit) in Electronic Engineering , Physics or related subject. For more & to apply, click here

University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering:
Research Assistant/Associate in Machine Learning for Optical Fibre Communication Systems (Fixed Term)

Aston University, Main Campus:
Research Associate in Mathematics - this role overlaps with another programme (SARI)

Please contact Prof Polina Bayvel (p.bayvel@ucl.ac.uk) for UCL vacancies. Please see Aston University and University of Cambridge vacancies for contact/further info. 

If you would like to discuss these roles informally  – please get in touch!