Research Fellow in 5G Satellite Communications

Guildford, United Kingdom
£31,302 to £39,609 per annum
15 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £31,302 to £39,609 per annum  
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 14 September 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 October 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  080017-R-R-R-R

An opportunity exists for a suitably qualified candidate to join the satellite communications research group at Surrey to work on the system design aspects of High Throughput Satellite systems. The position is funded by industry and will be done in close collaboration with them.

The research group is based within The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £80M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers of the network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 50 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

 We wish to extend our work on 5G to now include satellites and the successful RA will work alongside others in the 5GIC and be involved in other projects such as the EU funded SaT5G project and other associated ESA work. We are looking for someone with some background or experience in satellite communications but with a knowledge of mobile systems. The work will be systems based and so an all round knowledge is desirable.

 Applicants should have a PhD in an associated field  and preference will be given to those with proven research experience. Applicants are expected to have a track record of publications, good problem solving and analytical skills, to be proactive, to engage with other researchers and to be self-motivated.

 Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Barry Evans by email Professor Pei Xiao by email:

For an application pack and to apply on-line please visit our website If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Ms Bianca Barrett, HR Administrator on tel: +44 (0) 1483 683419 or by email:  

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£31,302) per annum (full-time) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate.  Once the verified original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£32,236) per annum (full time).