Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

Postdoctoral position in Optical Telecommunications

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel

Beer Sheva, Israel

A postdoctoral research fellow position is now available for highly motivated researchers interested in the topics that lie in the intersection of optical communications, applied mathematics and information theory.

The position is open at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and is available immediately. The funding is secured until 01.10.2021.

The project seeks to employ the nonlinear Fourier transform (NFT) based on the rigorous mathematical procedure of solving the Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation for the development of new engineering techniques for the coding, modulation, transmission, and processing of information in optical fiber channels. In particular, it aims to answer the fundamental question of whether the NFT based transmission is capable of increasing the achievable information transmission rates.

We are looking for candidates with exceptional skills in applied mathematics and/or optical communications. Preferred skill requirements include nonlinear physics, knowledge of scientific programming and computing, information theory. Knowledge of High Performance Computing, physical optics, telecommunications and machine learning is an asset. Applicants with a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or equivalent, are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that we expect candidates with proven track record (publications in the peer-reviewed journals in at least one of the topics of the research).

The successful applicant will perform theoretical analysis and numerical simulations of the informational capacity limits of the fiber-optical telecommunication systems employing the new modulation format based on the Nonlinear Fourier Transform.

The postdoctoral research fellow will be employed on a full-time basis with a competitive monthly salary of 10,000 NIS.

Formal requirements:

The successful applicant will be enrolled at Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies at BGU. Please note that the Kreitman school of Advanced Graduate Studies serves as the administrative framework for graduate/post-graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The candidates therefore must meet the admission requirements.

Application procedure:

To apply for the position, please send a letter of interest detailing your expertise, CV, and the contact information of at least two referees (including the PhD supervisor)  to Dr. Stanislav Derevyanko,  Senior Lecturer at School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, at Ben Gurion University of the Negev (E-mail:  Also please refer to Dr Derevyanko if you have any questions/queries regarding the nature of the project.


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Postdoctoral position in Optical Telecommunications