Four positions as PhD students are open at UCL and Chalmers. Full-time temporary employment is offered, with a competitive monthly salary, limited to a maximum of four years. The starting date is in the beginning of 2016, somewhat flexible.

Applicants should hold a Master of Science degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, with high grades in the core courses. Applicants should also have skills in mathematical analysis, in particular, transforms, probability and differential equations. Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential, as are good programming skills. Experience in nonlinear optics and/or optical communications are desirable.

Applicants should be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited. Due to the ITN regulations which promote mobility, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc) in the UK (and vice versa for the positions at Chalmers) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment (short stays such as holidays and /or compulsory national service are not taken into account).

All four will spend approximately half their time at Bell Labs in Germany. More details about the position can be found in this COIN-flyer.pdf.

For more information about the positions and the application process, please see this link for Chalmers.

COIN is financed by the European Commission grant 676448, under the call H2020-­MSCA-­ITN-­2015