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PhD scholarships in Photonics

Apply now Job no:501578
Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):APA Scholarship NON-BANDED ($27,082.00 - $27,082.00)
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship, Part Time - Scholarship
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

PhD scholarships in photonics : Fourier and fibre optics. Spatiotemporal properties of light in multimode optical fibre.

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. 

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

The Role

We seek applications from suitably qualified candidates who will focus on the development of optical systems for the measurement and manipulation of the spatial, spectral and temporal properties of light in multimode optical fibre. Examples of previous work in this area available here :

Positions are available funded under Australian Research Council (ARC), Discovery Projects in collaboration with the University of Southampton and industrial partners Nokia (Bell Labs) and Finisar Australia.

The Person

Applicants must possess an academic qualification equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with Honours or Masters in Electrical Engineering, physics or a related discipline to apply. The successful applicant should have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly productive research career and possess good general research skills and writing abilities.

Applicants should be proficient in Matlab or similar, and proficiency in other programming languages such as .NET, C, C++ and CUDA is desirable. Experimental experience working with fibre and free-space optics as well as digital signal processing (DSP) or signal/image processing experience is beneficial, but not required.

International candidates should be eligible for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or external scholarship (for more information, please visit:

International applicants must meet the University of Queensland's English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements, detailed at


The current RTP Stipend rate is AUD $27,082.00 per annum (2018 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

For further information on scholarships please refer to:


To discuss this role please contact Dr. Joel Carpenter at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. It is mandatory that all applicants MUST supply the following documents: Cover letter, your detailed resume and complete academic records (including GPA scores/grades, and grading scale details).

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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