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Research Fellow in Graphene-based Terahertz Antenna Design

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,302 to £48,677 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 07 February 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 10 March 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  008619

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £90M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 25 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

The ICS is seeking to recruit a full-time researcher on a fixed term contract until 31st May 2020. The research is funded by EPSRC and is expected to start as soon as possible. This role would involve work in the area of Tera-herz antenna design/analysis. The successful candidate would join an energetic and established research team supported by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including: 4-port Vector Network Analyser (VNA) operating up to 300GHz and anechoic chamber for antenna measurement. The ideal candidate is expected to have research experiences in at least one of the following areas:

  • Design and analysis of microwave/teraherz circuits and/or antennas.
  • Design and analysis of reconfigurable microwave/teraherz antennas.
  • Familiarity with signal processing theory and Digital Signal Processor (DSP) technology
  • Use Vector Network Analysers (VNAs) and other laboratory instruments for antenna characterisation.

Applicants should have a good honors degree in wireless communications or electric engineering. Preference will be given to those with proven experience. Applicants are expected to have track record of publications, good problem solving and analytical skills, to be proactive, to engage with other researchers and to be self-motivated. The successful candidate will, in collaboration with other researchers, specify, design and implement the systems under investigation.

The appointment will be made either at Research Fellow I or Research Fellow II level. Please indicate explicitly which role you are applying for in the supporting statements.

Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Pei Xiao by email: p.xiao@surrey.ac.uk.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236).

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