Job Advertisement:Research Assistant in Shieh Lab, School of Engineering

Category: Research Team

Department: SE

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction about the Lab

Optical Communication and Sensing Lab (OCSL) will carry out broad range of the research activities in photonics to build up the communication infrastructure for the emerging Internet applications as well as to support the convergence between optical communication and sensing. The research directions of OCSL entails: (1) fundamental theoretical study of various optical communication and sensing channels, (2) advanced modulation formats and signal processing for ultrahigh speed optical communication and sensing, (3) optical integration for cost-effective and energy-efficient communication and sensing networks.

Professor William Shieh received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Southern California, Los Angles, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He had worked in various previous renowned institutions such as Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena, California, and Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey. From 2004 to 2022, he had been with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2022, he joins the Westlake University as Chair Professor in Optical Communication and Sensing.  He has published more than 300 journal and conference papers and submitted 14 U.S. patents (nine issued). He has been awarded Australian Future Fellowship, 2011-2014. He is a fellow of both IEEE and Optical Society of America (OSA).

More information about Professor Shieh can be found at the following link: .

Job Openings

1) Position and no. of vacancies

Research assistant in optical communication and sensing (1)

2) Job Responsibilities

i. Help with purchasing lab consumables and equipment;

ii. Help with setting up and maintain optical test equipment;

iii. Perform some basic PCB design and test, and some programming language for operating instruments such as LabVIEW and Python.

3) Job Requirements

i. Bachelor of Science or above in Electrical Engineering or equivalent;

ii. At least 3 years of bench experience. Experience with running and maintain optical and electrical test equipment.

Compensation and Benefits

According to the relevant regulations of Westlake University and the applicant's working ability, the laboratory will provide competitive salary and research conditions. Employees can enjoy social insurances, housing provident funds, and related benefits of Westlake University.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and supporting materials in English in PDF format to, and indicate “Research Assistant Application + Name”.