Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chirp Sonar Project

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Feb 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
Mar 15, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 15/03/2021
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The Centre for Wireless Innovation, Queen's University Belfast (QUB), seeks to appoint a Research Fellow to join the team on a 35-month fixed-term contract or until 31 January 2024, whichever is soonest.

The offered position is part of the £33m UKRI-funded Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies, the flagship programme for the UK Department for Transport's Maritime 2050 strategy aiming to produce the world's first fully autonomous electric hydrofoil vessel.

The successful candidate will work alongside other researchers to develop the next generation sonar system for high-resolution underwater imaging. The developed sonar system will be deployed as an essential component of the hydrofoil vessel navigation and collision avoidance system.

The successful candidate must have and your CV/Cover letter should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering/Computer Science (or related discipline).
  • Have or be about obtain a PhD in a relevant area related to research activity
  • 3 years recent relevant research experience
  • Proven expertise in the design of analog and digital electronic circuits, application of integrated circuits, microcontrollers and FPGA.

The successful candidate will be offered substantial opportunities to build his/her career, including training in innovation, commercialization and soft skills, travelling to research conferences and visits within the group's research network.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, via email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

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 Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (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).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also Protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at  https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

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