Senior Researcher in Applications of Optical Time-Lenses for Ultrahigh Capacity Optical Networks

DTU Fotonik
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Frist 26. oktober 2018
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DTU Fotonik works on research in most areas of photonics, covering the fields of lasers, LEDs, optical sensors, optical fibers, optical communications, nanophotonics and quantum photonics.

The department now has an open position for a senior researcher within the field of applications of optical time-lenses for ultrahigh capacity optical networks. The posted position will be based in the High-Speed Optical Communications Group.

Responsibilities and tasks
DTU Fotonik seeks a senior researcher who can undertake a leading research role in optical communications within the following areas:  

  • Applications of time-lens based optical Fourier transformation.
  • Investigations of optical techniques implemented to improve large-scale WDM PON Systems (64 channels and above).
  • Ultra-broad-band optical signal processing on various nonlinear platforms – nonlinear fibers and nanophotonic devices.
  • Advanced all-optical signal processing, including all-optical generation, detection and format conversion of spectrally-efficient signals like OFDM, Nyquist-TDM or Nyquist-WDM.

As Senior Researcher at DTU Fotonik you are expected to collaborate with colleagues within the Department as well as at other DTU departments. You are expected to develop strong external relations with universities and industry in Denmark and internationally. Furthermore, you are expected to strive for scientific excellence within your field.

Candidates must 

  • hold a PhD degree or equivalent as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as Researcher or Postdoc.

Applicants with experience in the following areas are in particular welcome to apply: 

  • Experience with experimental demonstration of time lens based optical signal processing
  • All-optical ultra-high-speed (640 Gbaud and above) optical signal processing
  • Single channel Large-capacity (2.56 Tbit/s and above) optical data transmission
  • Scalable data regeneration of multiple parallel channels
  • International experience (e.g. working experience at foreign well-renowned research institutions).
  • Furthermore, applicants with a proven success in attracting external funding, proven track record of supervision of students and/or applicants with qualification in leading research projects are preferred.
  • Candidates should already have obtained a well-documented research output in internationally recognized conferences and journals within the field of silicon photonics and optical communications. Employment implies original research at high international level within the above mentioned research themes.
  • It is considered important that the candidate has a collaborative nature and a positive approach to challenges.
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to: 
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The position is available from 1 March 2019, and is a permanent position. 

The place of work is the High-Speed Optical Communications group, DTU Fotonik, DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Department Lars-Ulrik Aaen Andersen, e-mail:, tel.: +45 4525 3816 and from Head of the High-Speed Optical Communications Group, Professor Leif Katsuo Oxenløwe, email:, tel.: +45 4525 3784.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 October 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.