Research Fellow, Metasurface Antennas for Microwave Beamforming

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £35,845 per annum
Apr 27, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 13, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 13/05/2021
Salary £33,797 to £35,845 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) at Queen's University Belfast is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to join the team on a fixed-term contract for two years with an expected start date of 1 July 2021. You will work on a multi-national research project led by Dr Okan Yurduseven. You will design and implement cutting-edge reconfigurable holographic metasurface antennas for wireless communications. This will be carried out as part of a research team, within an exciting project funded by Huawei Sweden aiming to develop innovative metasurface antenna technologies for mobile communications.

The successful candidate should have solid experience of RF/microwave metasurface based antennas. This should be evidenced by publications in top-tier journals and conferences.

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

  • 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher in electrical/electronic engineering or physics (or closely related subject)
  • Hold or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience in RF/Microwave metasurface based antennas
  • Demonstrable evidence of a sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge and experience in reconfigurable beam-forming using metasurface antennas.

You will become an active member of the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) where you will join a vibrant research group of 60 people, including 13 academics. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the world leading research output and the teaching activities of the new Queen's Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS).

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 here.

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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