Postdoctoral Research Assistant or Research Assistant in Visible Light Communications and LiFi

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher or research assistant to join the optical wireless communications research group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the EPSRC and is fixed-term for 24 months.

The project aims to create receivers for VLC and Light-Fidelity (LiFi) that are at least two orders of magnitude more sensitive than any previous receiver with a comparable bandwidth (>100MHz) and field of view (>45o). This dramatic step change in the performance of receivers will have a significant impact on VLC, LiFi, in-door location-based services, and the internet of things. You will play a key role in this ground breaking work, and be responsible for research into our new high-gain, wide field optical antennas and the design and implementation of VLC links.

You should possess a doctorate in a relevant field or be near completion (with the possibility to underfill at Grade 6 (£28,098 - £33,518 p.a.) if candidate holds a relevant degree/masters and is working towards a PhD/DPhil). You should have skills in optoelectronic systems research, preferably in an area relevant to optical wireless communications, as well as the drive and enthusiasm to create VLC receivers with world-record performance, together with relevant experience.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Steve Collins email:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8th August 2018 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Steve Collins