Postdoctoral Fellow in Optical Communications and Networking

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in mathematical analysis at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. This position is available for three years. Applications are invited up to October 28, 2018.

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master's Programs "Biomedical Engineering", "Electric Power Engineering", "Systems, Control and Mechatronics" and "Communication Engineering". Read more at Information about the project

Our information society relies on a global network of optical fibers, connecting businesses, homes, data centers, and wireless access points. To meet demands from new application areas such as internet of things, self-driving vehicles, cloud storage and computing, and multimedia, the present optical networks need to be extensively upgraded. This project aims to develop new system solutions and algorithms for fiber-optic networks and links via a cross-disciplinary, cross-layer approach. The goal is to increase the capacity while simultaneously aiming for reduced power consumption and high flexibility. You will belong to a strong team of researchers in optical communications, organized in the research center FORCE. This center brings together researchers in communications, photonics, and electronics to solve hard problems in optical communications through a cross-disciplinary approach. The collaboration bridges traditional discipline boundaries and includes the whole chain from components to networks, from analysis to experiments. Collaboration with external partners, both in industry and academia, is also essential.

Major responsibilities

Your main responsibility as postdoc is to perform research and to present your results in major journals and conferences. Most of the research will be conducted in cross-disciplinary teams. A limited amount of teaching and supervision may also be included in the position.

We invite candidates to apply for a position as postdoctoral fellow in the field of optical communications and networking. The focus is on the design and optimization of energy-efficient techniques and algorithms for single- and multicore fiber transmission in optical networks. The research methodology for these positions relies mainly on mathematical analysis and numerical simulations, whereas experimental verification will be carried out by our collaboration partners.

The position comes with an attractive salary and full social benefits. It is a full-time temporary employment for one year from Feb. 1, 2019 (somewhat flexible).


A PhD degree (or close to completion) in optical communications is required. The degree should generally not be older than three years.

Specifically, candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following two areas and a willingness to learn the other area:

- Optical networking, including datacenter network architectures, switching technology, network control, and resource allocation;

- Optical physical layer, including channel modeling, signal processing, energy efficiency, modulation, detection, and impairment mitigation.

Candidates must be creative and have the ability to initiate new research collaborations, work in a team, present their ideas and results to researchers with different backgrounds, and be open for the application of results. Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential. Candidates must have a proven publication record in top-ranked journals and/or conferences. Good programming skills and experience in optical system simulations are necessary, as are mathematical skills in, e.g., optimization and stochastic processes. Experience in international collaboration, innovation and utilization, and teaching are also meritorious.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg. Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180507 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV_Surname_20180507.pdf) including:

- Educational and professional background

- Awards and distinctions

- Complete list of publications

- Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

- Two reference persons, including if possible the main PhD supervisor, whom we can contact (give name, title, email, and relation to you)

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal_Surname_20180507.pdf)including:

- Introducing yourself and your qualifications

- Previous research fields and main research results

- Future goals and research focus. If you are hired for this position, which specific research questions would you like to address?

Other documents: (Please name the document as: Other_Surname_20180507.pdf)including:

- Transcripts and certificates for your PhD, Master, and Bachelor degrees

- Other relevant certificates

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. Do not send applications by email.

Application deadline: October 28, 2018.We evaluate applications continuously as soon as they are submitted.

For questions, please contact:

Professor Erik Agrell

Communication and Antenna Systems



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