A three-year research training position is open at VPIphotonics in Berlin, Germany as part of the European Training Network WON (H2020-MSCA-ETN project Wideband Optical Networks). The WON project investigates solutions to overcome a possible crunch of the global Internet traffic by achieving an increase in the usable optical bandwidth of single-mode fibers. It addresses the challenges of designing and developing a spectrally efficient and adaptive wideband optical network infrastructure to support traffic originating from heterogeneous access networks with specific requirements such as high mobility, low latency, low jitter etc.
Being highly multidisciplinary, WON will cover all topics and expertise from design and development of photonic components, novel digital signal processing algorithms and system modelling to network and control management. WON is a doctoral-level training network that will benefit of rich interactions between the academia and industry. The researcher will be trained by the academic and industrial partners in the WON consortium, and is motivated to pursue a Ph.D. on a topic related to the efficient modelling of high-capacity wideband transmission systems.
The research objective is the identification and implementation of novel modelling techniques and design methods addressing wideband transmission and high-volume data processing, using the advantages of latest photonics and digital/analogue electronics technologies. The researcher will be taught on the fundamentals of coherent optical fiber-based transmission systems, and trained in modelling techniques and computer-aided design methods for such systems and related technologies. While training and research will take place for the majority of time at the premises of VPIphotonics and the closely situated Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, several two-month visits to partnering universities in the WON consortium are envisioned.
We value individuals possessing a team oriented work style, the ability to adapt quickly to new challenges and a strong motivation to learn. Only candidates with a valid EU Work Permit and the willingness to work in our office in Berlin, Germany will be considered. Furthermore, we value the following skills and abilities:
Master’s degree in electrical engineering or similar discipline
Excellent academic qualifications
Basic experience in digital optical communications
Fluency in English
Matlab or Python knowledge is a plus
Knowledge of VPIphotonics simulation tools is a plus
The successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis with a competitive salary in accordance with the H2020-MSCA-ETN rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant. To qualify, the candidate shall not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment. The candidate should not possess a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) and should have less than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience after graduation with a degree allowing to start a Ph.D.
Internal Number: VPI-WON-20190106
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