Research Fellow in Secure Wireless Communications for Networked Sensing

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,309 per annum
Thursday, 13 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 10 June 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 18 months
Salary £33,309 per annum
Apply by 10/06/2021

Role Description

Research Fellow in Secure Wireless Communications for Networked Sensing (EPSRC GraphSec)

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

We welcome applications for this exciting new post from prospective Research Fellows in secure wireless IoT systems for sensing networked infrastructure. The project is funded by EPSRC.

About Aerospace

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway. Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.

About the Role

Our reputation for leading in the field of aerospace and space systems, their communication systems, and signal processing has been established through more than thirty years of research into this field. We are primarily focused in this project on secure wireless IoT systems for sensing networked infrastructure. Our work covers academic provision (MSc and PhD) and research. Research works span from fundamental research and development to single client contract research and development.  As Research Fellow you will contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems, especially concerning the specific activities of: (1) physical layer security protocol design for IoT sensors, (2) cyber-physical system modelling, and (3) integrated testing on simulation and SDR hardware platforms.

About You

Using your practical experience and knowledge of design and building secure wireless communication demonstrations, you will be expected to collaborate with the existing staff working in the area and have regular communications and meetings with our collaborators within the university, the industrial partner, or in other international universities. You will be expected to communicate scientific results effectively through reports and presentations at national and international meetings/conferences, and to prepare articles suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Therefore, you will need to have highly developed communication and project management skills. You will be expected to be proactive in resolving problems, work to tight deadlines and work well as part of a team.

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject (ideally with a PhD in wireless communications, signal processing, radio electronics), and have a good record of accomplishment in research outputs through peer-reviewed publication and conferences of the sector. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of significant independent contribution to the design and execution of research, and have experience in designing, training and the validation of secure wireless systems. High proficiency in programming with languages such as MATLAB is also required.  In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Weisi Guo, Professor of Human Machine Intelligence, on +44 (0)1234 758304 or (E);