Research Fellow, Hardware/Antenna Design

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 27 March 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 23/03/2020  
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum.  
Job category/type Research

Job description

The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI), School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers an exciting Research Fellowship in the area of millimetre-wave compressive radar systems and computational imaging. The successful candidate will be an active member of a wider community, contributing to world leading research outputs and completely new research initiatives in the broader area of radar hardware development and antenna design for millimetre-wave computational imaging radar systems. 

The position is offered within the "Developing Solutions to Acute Threats: Compressive Imaging for Real-Time Security Screening" project funded by the Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership programme. 

This research at QUB will focus on (i) developing radar hardware for computational imaging at millimetre-wave frequencies, (ii) designing compressive, sparse millimetre-wave antenna topologies to compress the back-scattered radar measurements, and (iii) implementing real-time data acquisition algorithms on target hardware. This research will develop the next-generation compressive millimetre-wave radar technology with real-time radar scanning capabilities for security-screening applications. The outcomes of this research will be particularly important as conventional radars use an excessive number of channels with very large datasets being acquired for imaging, resulting in rather slow data acquisition times. Successful implementation of this technology will transform the state of the art in millimetre-wave security radars and ensure the safety of the public. 

Applications are invited from highly motivated exceptional researchers of any nationality to join a vibrant, multidisciplinary team and address critical challenges met in millimetre-wave radar systems today.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have or shortly expect to obtain a PhD in Electrical/Electronic engineering or Physics. 
  • Have solid knowledge in radar systems and experience in radar system development and/or antenna design for imaging radars. RF design, publishing and presenting are essential requirements.  

The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to build their career, including training in innovation, commercialisation and soft skills, travelling to research conferences, and internships within the group's research network.

Queen's University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

The School of EEECS is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the School is committed to supporting the career progression of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in line with the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter.  We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

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