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PhD Studentship: Optical Signal Processing for High Performance Digital-to-analogue Conversion

Duration of study: Full Time- three years fixed term Starting date: 1st November 2018

Duration of study: Full Time- three years fixed term

Starting date: 1st November 2018

Application deadline: 31st July 2018 (or until filled)

Supervisor: Dr Zhixin Liu

As part of the EPSRC research programme, we are looking for the brightest engineers and physicists to innovate and build the prototype for the next generation digital-to-analogue (DA) and analogue-to-digital (AD) conversion systems.

We offer a fully-funded scholarship for a three year PhD, with a stipend at £16,777 per annual (tax free). Under the supervision of Dr Zhixin Liu, the PhD will work alongside international leading industrial and academic partners including Oclaro, Eblana Photonics, Microsoft, and Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton.

In addition, the successful applicant will play an active role within the team, from agenda setting to building demonstrators and applying research in commercial settings. In return, you will work on a flagship project, join a vibrant working environment with your own dedicated space and personal desktop and have the ability to travel to present results at international conferences. The project will open career opportunities for the PhD in the areas including but not limited to, high-end instrumentation, telecommunication device and system vendor, data centre and network operators, industry research labs as well as academic institutions.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold, or be near completion of a first or upper-second class degree in Engineering, Physics, or a related subject. The ideal candidate is expected to show understanding of optoelectronics, principle of communications, digital signal processing and programming. Candidate with a strong interest and passion in conducting high-quality research and innovation are especially welcome.

To be eligible for this competitive scholarship you must demonstrate a relevant connection with the UK. In particular, you need to be ordinarily resident for a period of three years immediately prior to the date of application, excluding any period of residence mainly for the purposes of full-time education. EU nationals are eligible for fees-only awards if they are resident in their own country for a period of three years immediately prior to the date of application, excluding any period of residence mainly for the purposes of full-time education. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Zhixin Liu (zhixin.liu@ucl.ac.uk www.zhixinliu.net) by 31st July 2018 (or until filled).

You can also download a copy of the advert.

Formal applications should be submitted with a CV, a brief statement of your research interests, and with names and email addresses of two referees.