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Research Fellow II in Software Defined Radio Access Network Protocol Stack

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 03 March 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 10 April 2020
Reference:  014120

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) home of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is looking to recruit two Research Fellows in Software Defined Radio Access Network Protocol Stack in the 5GIC R&D team. This exciting opportunity will contribute to the 5G Radio development and future network projects of research and development including "Artificial Intelligence for future."

The successful candidates will work on an industrial collaboration project, which is aimed at new research in Radio Access Network protocols stacks for the 5G terrestrial test bed on the Surrey Campus.

The 5GIC research and development team has developed 5G Radio working together with industries to explore 5G, future networking and applications. 5GIC R&D works with multiple projects that include augmentation, connective cars and health service etc. 5GIC R&D team will also use AI to analysis the key management performance in relation to traffic load and discover any unknown relationships between key management performance and traffic levels.

ICS is the largest academic research institute in Europe specialising on all aspects of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It is home to over 200 researchers with expertise in all communication and broadcasting systems and has developed the best in class large scale testbeds for research and innovation and enjoys the state of the art lab and computing facilities.

5GIC established in 2012, is the world’s first dedicated centre in researching end-to-end aspects of 5G and works closely with national and international leading academic institutes and key industrial partners.

Applicants should have a post graduate degree related to network, computer sciences or engineering with specialisation in protocol design and development. Research experience in opensource project or orchestration would be an advantage.

The successful candidates will be joining a very strong and vibrant research team and will be supported by academic staff and PhD students working on the programme, although he/she will be expected to coordinate as well as contribute to the research.

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Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,866) 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 (£32,817).

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