The Optical Networking and Sensing Research Department of NEC Laboratories America, located in Princeton, NJ, is seeking a Researcher. The successful candidate will participate in advancing research in long-haul optical transmission technologies. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team, show critical thinking and fast learning ability in their approach to problem solving.
The goal of our research is to advance limits of long-distance optical communication. The research areas include transmission system design, high speed digital signal processing for coherent communication, advanced modulation design, coding and novel amplification schemes. Our research leads to both award-winning NEC products and publications in top conferences.
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Optics or a related field
5+ years of domain experience is preferred
Expertise in physical layer, both in system design and modeling, as well as ability to handle optical fibers, transmission equipment, coherent detection equipment in the laboratory etc.
Signal processing expertise is desirable, i.e., coding, constellation shaping
Programming experience in Python and MATLAB. Experience with LabView, VPItransmissionMaker, Tensorflow is a plus.
Background in information theory and machine learning are highly valued
Able to conduct research independently
Creativity and independent problem solving
Able to work in small teams
About NEC Laboratories America, Inc
NEC Laboratories America, Inc. (NEC Labs), with locations in Princeton, New Jersey and Cupertino, California is the US-based part of NEC Corporation’s global network of corporate R&D laboratories. Our mission is to create technology innovations that contribute to society. We collaborate with customers to understand their needs and to validate our ideas for solutions. We partner with NEC business units to bring our innovations to the market.
Our driving force is a shared passion for innovations. We strive to cultivate an open, friendly, and fun work environment with minimal overhead.
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.
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