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Optical and Quantum Networks Engineer RA/SRA/RF

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
Grade I/J/K
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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Job Details

The role

The HPN group, part of the Smart Internet Lab of University of Bristol, is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to contribute on the development of cutting edge quantum networks. The researcher will carry out experimental research on quantum communications and quantum networks for the Quantum Internet, distributed quantum computing as well as on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technology for deeply programmable quantum-secured networks. The HPN group features one of the largest and most illustrious test-bed facilities in Europe, providing the chance for field-experimentation on quantum networks. You will carry out work leading to publications in high-quality, high-impact journals and presentations at international conferences, working in conjunction with internal and external research collaborations in industrial and academic laboratories in Europe and beyond

What will you be doing?

In particular, the researcher is required to carry out research in one or more of the following research topics:
  • QKD networks deployment
  • SDN for QKD optical networks and networks management
  • Key management solutions for QKD networks
  • Experimental implementations of the Quantum Internet
  • Entanglement distribution for quantum networks
  • Co-existence of quantum and classical channels in telecom and specialized fibers
  • Contribute in preparation and submission of research proposals to national and international academic and industrial research funding organizations
  • assist in project management duties.

You should apply if

The candidate should have:
  • a MSc/PhD degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering with specialization in Communications
  • Experimental background on Optical Communications and Optical Networks
  • Experience on SDN for optical networks
  • Basic knowledge of Quantum Communications and Quantum Networks

Please Note: This is a rolling advert with a nominal end date only as indicated in the advert. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received.

There is no formal closing date, but the start date for each post is flexible dependent on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr George Kanellos,, Prof. Reza Nejabati,

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