Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Optical Transmission & Optical Networks

University of Bristol - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Contract Type: Open ended contract staff
Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week
Division / School: Faculty of Engineering

The High Performance Networks group (HPN), led by Professor Dimitra Simeonidou is seeking researchers to join the optical data plane development team, carrying out experimental or theoretical research in optical networks with cutting-edge transmission facilities and network testbed facility in the HPN lab.

Successful applicants will be given access to the experimental platform to develop, implement and extend state-of-the-art hardware and software systems.

A well-established team, including experts in FPGA programming, software-defined networks, will support your research and help to shape the future together.

The HPN group features one of the largest and most illustrious optical network test-bed facilities in Europe.

Several multi-million research programs and projects will provide a platform from which you will communicate and collaborate with top-researchers in UK and Europe.

You are required to carry out research in one or more of the following research topics: 

  • Programmable transmitters and their applications in optical networks
  • Design and experimental demonstration of dynamic optical networks systems and subsystem
  • Data Center Networks
  • SDM/WDM/TDM multi-dimensional optical networks
  • Network convergence in 5G/Metro multi-technology network ecosystem

You will carry out work leading to publications in high-quality, high-impact journals and international conferences.

You will contribute towards preparation and submission of research proposals to national and international academic and industrial research funding organizations and towards further evolution of the existing experimental facilities alongside assisting in project management duties.

Informal enquiries can be made to

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou (, Dr Reza Nejabati ( and Dr Shuangyi Yan (

The High Performance Networks Research Group specializes in applications and the development of advanced optical data-plane hardware and software technologies for future optical and packet networks, data center networks, 5G, and smart city applications.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 20th August 2017

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